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Worms at Work (978-0865718401)

Worms at Work (2017) by Crystal Stevens, published by New Society Publishers
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Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and nutrient-rich enough to support growing some great food? One answer - worms! Vermiculture is the healthiest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your soil receives the nourishment that it needs. A simple vermicompost bin can produce completely natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to boost soil health and, in turn, increase crop yield.

In true Crystal Stevens' fashion, Worms at Work is a practical, easy-to-implement guide to fertilizing and enriching your garden naturally. It discusses the vital role worms play in boosting soil health, and the reasons why every gardener should use vermicompost in order to decrease reliance on toxic synthetic fertilizers. Covering simple designs for building your own vermicompost bin, whether for a small backyard garden or for a larger farm or homestead, to the care and feeding of worms and how to use worm castings in the garden, Worms at Work will help you put YOUR worms to work to grow happy, healthy plants in happy, healthy soil.

 

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Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and nutrient-rich enough to support growing some great food? One answer - worms! Vermiculture is the healthiest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your soil receives the nourishment that it needs. A simple vermicompost bin can produce completely natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to boost soil health and, in turn, increase crop yield.

In true Crystal Stevens' fashion, Worms at Work is a practical, easy-to-implement guide to fertilizing and enriching your garden naturally. It discusses the vital role worms play in boosting soil health, and the reasons why every gardener should use vermicompost in order to decrease reliance on toxic synthetic fertilizers. Covering simple designs for building your own vermicompost bin, whether for a small backyard garden or for a larger farm or homestead, to the care and feeding of worms and how to use worm castings in the garden, Worms at Work will help you put YOUR worms to work to grow happy, healthy plants in happy, healthy soil.

From the Back Cover

Fertilize your garden naturally--A GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR PLANTS IN HEALTHY, HAPPY SOIL

Reading this engaging and practical guide by Crystal Stevens will surely turn anyone into an earthworm enthusiast. A great little guide to everything you need to know about earthworms! -- LINDA GILKESON, author, Backyard Bounty

...a detailed, beautifully thorough treatise on worms. ...Following in the footsteps of Darwin with her praise of the mighty earthworm, Crystal Stevens has done a superb job with this much-needed and timely work.-- MATT POWERS, author, The Permaculture Student Series

INCREASINGLY, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it's grown, and interest in backyard gardening and composting is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and nutrient-rich enough to support growing some great food? One answer -- worms! Vermiculture is the healthiest and most cost-effective way to ensure that your soil receives the nourishment that it needs.

A simple vermicompost bin can produce completely natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to boost soil health and, in turn, increase crop yield. Worms at Work is a practical, easy-to-implement guide to fertilizing and enriching your garden naturally. It discusses the vital role worms play in building soil health, and the reasons why every gardener should use vermicompost in order to decrease reliance on toxic synthetic fertilizers. Covering simple designs for building your own vermicompost bin, whether for a small backyard garden or for a larger farm or homestead, to the care and feeding of worms and how to use worm castings in the garden, Worms at Work will help you put YOUR worms to work to grow happy, healthy plants in happy, healthy soil.

Worms could save our civilization.-- ALBERT BATES, author, The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook, The Biochar Solution, and The Paris Agreement

CRYSTAL STEVENS is an herbalist, writer, artist, and vegetable farmer. Together with her husband Eric, Crystal co-managed La Vista Farm, a CSA serving 150 families, for seven years. They live along the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Godfrey, IL with their two children. Crystal is also the author of Grow Create Inspire.

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