Microbes in Our Vermiculture

Healthy Soil is Alive!! Very few people realize the incredible importance of the living microbiome around us, and some of the most important ones are living in our soil! These  microscopic organisms  within soil are responsible for decomposing organic matter, cycling and redistributing minerals, maintaining reservoirs of nutrients, degrading pollutants, and naturally regulating pest species. Each of these are critical in providing nutrients for the growth of plants and therefore our food! 

Where do worms come into play?! They are responsible for aerating the soil and bringing minerals into the soil through their digestion and breakdown of old compost products. You need these essential fungi and bacteria for healthy growth in plants! We test our Vermicompost for these microbes which are essential to the health of your plants and gardens! 

How easy is vermiculture?

How easy is Vermiculture?  So easy children could do it!! We celebrated Earth Week with a visit to the Roger Williams Park Zoo and an opportunity to educate the younger Rhode Island residents about the importance of compost and worms in our environment. We brought in a small worm bin for the children to explore the soil, castings and explain to the youngsters how they  play an essential role in aerating the soil and promoting healthy microbes that fertilize your plants and make for a healthy garden. Educating children enables them to understand the importance of worms and find a greater connection to nature and Mother Earth.  

Worm farming, also known as vermiculture, is an excellent way to educate young children and students about the critical world of composting. Having a worm-bin(or home for your worms their bedding) enables children to understand that worms play a critical role in decomposing food scraps and other decomposable products such as papers.