How to set up and maintain a worm composting system by mary appelhof author, joanne olszewski author and amy stewart author vermicompostingaka using a small bin full of redworms to turn food scraps and other organic matter into compost without necessarily needing an outdoor spaceis pretty common today, but it wasnt. Worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition storey publishing. Worms eat my garbage by mary appelhof planet natural. Worms eat my garbage is a simple, effective, howto guide covering everything from how to set up a worm bin, to what types of garbage are best for worm composting, to taking care of the worms, to. Compost food waste, produce fertilizer for houseplants and garden, and educate your kids and family, isbn. If little white worms cover your garbage bags and garbage bin, chances are flies have found a way into garbage to feast on the rotting food and debris. Now in its revised second edition, worms eat my garbage by mary appelhof is a practical and user friendly guide to recycling kitchen food waste, producing fertilizer for house and garden plants, growing fishing worms, and saving money, all through the process of a worm composting system. Jun 01, 2016 if you pack a measuring cup or clean yogurt container with scraps, create a small mound in one corner of the container. The first is that the book is a landmark publication and remains the goto book for worm composting, all these years later. Compost food waste, produce fertilizer for houseplants and garden, and educate your kids and family appelhof, mary, olszewski, joanne, stewart, amy on. For more than three decades, this bestselling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrientrich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Last year, i began a program with the students to bring vermicomposting into the classrooms to teach the students that everything we throw away is not necessarily garbage. Getting rid of white worms is a quick and easy process. The first is that the book is a landmark publication and remains the.
I told her that no matter how much time she spends looking in the mirror, her. Worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition storey. Worm composting creates worm tea for use as an organic fertilizer and plant disease control. Worms eat my garbage by mary appelhof, 9780997261417, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. A close friend of the books original author, mary appelhof 19362005, olszewski is a fellow vermienthusiast and the owner of wormwoman inc. View more products from flowerfield enterprises worms eat my garbage book. Sometimes weird black or grub worms will be mixed in. Worms eat my garbage 35th anniversary edition is the most comprehensive guide on vermicomposting, and its popularity increases as the solid waste crisis continues. Feb 14, 20 waste not, want not composting all organic waste in several weeks, and creating super soil for high yield organic gardening production. A close friend of the books original author, mary appelhof. Worms eat my garbage by mary appelhof librarything. As owner of flowerfield enterprises, she has dedicated the past ten years to researching, developing, and marketing products and services related to the conversion of organic materials via earthworms.
Worms eat our garbage goodreads meet your next favorite book. Rains county extension agent family and consumer sciences. The rerelease of a classic first published 35 years ago, worms eat my garbage has everything that the beginner to advanced vermicomposter needs to know to make a thriving habitat for earthworms to compost the organic waste produced by an average family. Its simple enough for your runofthemill recyclinggardening geek like me to understand but the author goes out of her way to teach the proper scientific terminology of both the animals and the processes that will occur in your worm composting bins, so theres something in there for science geeks as well. You learn a bit about worms and keeping a diaryand you get plenty of laughs. My project needs one wormvue wonders kit, one worm cafe kit, one worms eat our garbage classroom activity kit, one worms eat my garbage book, one wormania video, and 3 packs of worms. Worms eat my garbage by mary appelhof, 9780977804511, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. At a recent international vermicomposting conference, i asked attendees what this book has meant to them. Rotting garbage smells bad to humans, but flies recognize that scent as a viable food source. Shelby county extension agent family and consumer sciences. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition, worms eat my garbage has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrientrich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens.
Worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition by mary. The book is all about how to use earthworms to compost your kitchen scraps in a way thats not offensive to the senses. Worms eat food scraps, leaving behind dark castings, worm manure called vermicompost. These are mainly horrible white maggots that infest the garbage dumpsters and cans as soon as the temperature is 50 degrees in the spring. Worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition book depository. Worms eat my garbage is a great read about the art of vermicomposting for fifth graders, usually ages 912 and even adults will enjoy the comprehensive detail this book provides a parent or teacher looking to get into the world of vermicomposting for the very first time will get a wide picture of how to teach this ancient art form in a way that children find it fun and exciting, just by. Smallscale, selfcontained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and. Worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition by mary appelhof, 9781612129471, available at book depository with free delivery. In 1980 appelhof coordinated a major research workshop. Mentally divide the space into equal squares to help with adding the next cup a little distance from the first, and so on. Compost food waste, produce fertilizer for housep by mary appelhof and joanne olszewski 2 total resources view text complexity discover like books. Mary appelhof, publisher and founder of flowerfield. I am a 4th6th grade science teacher at a school that services over 1,400 students from prekindergarten through eighth grade.
This book title, worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition how to set up and maintain a worm composting system. A close friend of the books original author, mary appelhof see bio. Joanne olszewski, a close friend of appelhofs, has updated the book for the 35th anniversary edition. Big brothers love to traumatize their younger siblings by telling them stories of how they will eat them, before turning a wave of them toward their sibling with the garden hose. How to get rid of those white worms in the garbage bins.
I have used vermicompost worm poop in my garden before and i love it. Joanne olszewski is the author of the 35th anniversary edition of worms eat my garbage. And youll want to decide whether package bees, nucs, catching a swarm, or buying an alreadystarted hive is the right choice for you. Jan 10, 2005 worms eat my garbage the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms vermicompost on your trout and other food waste. The book is still held as seminal reading in the field of vermicomposting. The book is full of fun illustrations and easy to read and understand instructions. For more than three decades, this bestselling guide to the p. A parent or teacher looking to get into the world of vermicomposting for the very first time will get a wide picture of how to teach this ancient art form in a way.
Worms decompose waste by ingesting and excreting it, the excrement called castings keep getting reingested. Local beekeeping associations are a great place to start asking around for bees. Feb 23, 20 people think im weird because i have worms in my basement in a box and all they do is eat my nondairy, non meat food scraps. Worms eat my garbage is a great read about the art of vermicomposting for fifth graders, usually ages 912 and even adults will enjoy the comprehensive detail this book provides. Appelhof introduces vermicomposting worm composting in a clear, easytounderstand manner, without over simplifiying.
Worms eat my garbage is one of the highest recommended books on amazon. Worms eat my garbage reinstein woods nature preserve. Regarded as the best how to book on vermiculture, it provides the information needed to prepare, use and maintain a worm composting bin. Amy stewart is the awardwinning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of. Worms eat my garbage, 35th anniversary edition how to set up and maintain a worm. How to set up and maintain a worm composting system. The idea is that the worms will eat their way around the container. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Originally written in 1982 and expanded into a second edition in 1997, worms eat my garbage has sold over 200,000 copies. Classroom activities for a better environment reprint by appelhof, mary, fenton, mary frances, harris, barbara loss isbn. Worms eat my garbage, mary appelhof, flower press, kalamazoo, mi, 1982, 100 pp. For instance, one page reads june 15 my older sister thinks shes so pretty. Mary applehof resides in the kalamazoo,michigan area where a healthy crop of worms feeds on her garbage. I liked this book it was a simple guide to keeping worms that gave very easy to follow practical guides.515 881 1329 213 919 318 1198 341 540 1437 1007 672 318 1550 1420 833 567 482 1114 1135 1360 1454 1577 326 1184 992 1275 895 1453 1062 1104 1230 1184 730