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Worms Eat My Garbage

How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System, 2nd Ed.

by Mary Appelhof


"You might say that Kalamzoo has become the epicenter of vermiculture (a fancy name for worm composting) since a biologist named Mary Appelhof, who owns Flowerfield Enterprises, started shoveling her own garbage into the voracious little maws of a bunch of red worms and wrote a book about it called Worms Eat My Garbage... [a] classic."

Anne Raver, The New York Times

A new edition of the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using redworms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof has worked with worms for over three decades. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.

About the Author

Mary Appelhof

Mary Appelhof is recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting. As owner of Flowerfield Enterprises and Flower Press, she has dedicated the past 20 years to research, development, and marketing of products related to the earthworm such as the Worm-a-way worm bin for which she holds both Canadian and USA patents. Mary has won many honors. She received a national Science Foundation grant, was an invited speaker at the Global Assembly of Women and the Environment, and received special merit recognition as one of Renew America's Environmental Success Stories.

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