The definitive guide to vermicomposting, a process using "red wiggler" worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich food for plants.
Newly revised and updated, this 162 page manual provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems.
Topics include different bins, what kind of worms to use, worm reproduction, preparing worm beddings, how to meet the needs of the worms, what kinds of foods to feed the worms, harvesting worms, and making potting soil from the vermicompost produced. A 63 page bibliography, 24 annotated references, a glossary,and comprehensive index make this a valuabe reference book as well as a practical manual.
About the Author
Mary Appelhof, prepared by master's degrees in biology and education, has spent the past 25 years working with earthworms to develop a system for using redworms to process organic waste. As a leader in recycling and composting, she has received the National Recycling Coalition's "Composter of the Year" award and Renew America's special merit for the environmental success of her work.
- Paperback: 162 pages
- Publisher: Flower Press; Revised edition (November 1, 1997)
- Dimensions: 9.0 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches