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We combine cow & horse manure, seaweed, brown maple leaves, our own grass & garden trimmings (I’m afraid to use clippings from other folks not knowing what herbicides or pesticides they may use)¬†allow to heat to about 140 degrees to kill seeds undigested by cows.

Several local restaurants are good enough to set aside pre-consumer fruits & vegetables plus egg shells & used coffee grounds. We combine this with our finished compost and shredded paper to complete our worm food. We’re continually monitoring the temperature & ph¬† of our worm bins to make their home most healthy.

Recently we had a microbiologist check our worm castings & she exclaimed they were the best she’d ever seen, full of life with beneficial fungi & good bacteria.

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We’re very proud of the quality of our worms, castings & worm tea & we’re very happy to be able to help educate folks on vermicomposting & sell some of our worms at a very reasonable price.

An amazing video was made by Jean Bonhotal and Allison Jack through Cornell Waste Management Institute titled Vermicompost – A Living Soil Amendment. The link for it is below. You will learn a lot from watching it.

https://ecommons.cornell.edu/handle/1813/15136