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Worms: “Worms are the intestines of the Earth”

Worms: “Worms are the intestines of the Earth”

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Another game-changer accelerates the remediation of waste. We will mix in charcoal to eliminate odor and to begin the inoculation to make it into biochar. We will add it to our potting soil to enhance the growth of our flowers for Mother's Day and Veterans' Day. 1% addition can improve crop performance by 50%. All of human life, including yours is dependent upon the top 6 inches of topsoil. Worms are a critical component in making healthy soil.

Vermicomposting Toilets: Low Tech Approach For Eco-friendly Human Waste Disposal

Vermicomposting Toilets: Low Tech Approach For Eco-friendly Human Waste Disposal…

Totes are readily available and are inexpensive... less than $20.00 USD. Worms evolved to turn plant and animals wastes into soil. After more than 600 million years, they’re perfectly adapted to the task. Aristotle is quoted as saying “Worms are the intestines of the Earth” and it’s not a bad analogy for what they do. Earthworms’ bodies work as ‘biofilters’. They ingest and degrade organic wastes, converting them into nutrient-dense and microbially-rich soil. Their burrows aerate the soil. They lock up heavy metals and organic pollutants within their bodies....

Earthworms survive within a temperature range of 5-29°C. Their optimum temperature range is 20–25°C. Moisture levels of 60–75% are ideal, though they can also tolerate extensive water loss by dehydration. Cold is not as big an issue for them as heat – while their activity slows down a lot in winter, excessive heat can kill them instantly.

Vermicomposting ecosystems establish and self-regulate very easily, with worm numbers rapidly adapting to the availability of food. Earthworms are bisexual and can double their number at least every 60–70 days.