Spreading the WORM, #spreadingtheworm

We are launching our new project called “Spreading the Worm!“.

This year we organised a number of Open Days.
Chatting with our visitors I realised that people are often really interested in household scale, worm-based composting, called “vermiculture”. Also, I keep getting random requests for worms.

Kitchen scrap, paper, cardboard, kitchen paper towels, leaves, old pot soil, dust, even cotton-based clothes can all be recycled with the help of worms. The outcome of the process is worm manure or worm compost that can be applied to the soil to improve its quality. Moreover, worm compost is richer in nutrients compared to “normal” compost, as it is animal manure, not only decomposed plants.

And…

One of the most beautiful permaculture ideas is: “Share the surplus”. We often have a surplus of worms, who are rather active multiplying in our worm tubs.

So…

We are happy to donate worms to you, should you want to start your own worm bin at home!

Imagine this: you can make worm compost on your own, and apply the compost back to the Maltese soil near you! Soil loss in Malta is a very severe issue due to winds, rains, and the lack of vegetation on rotated fields.
Why not turn kitchen scrap to soil?
Our worm friends can happily help with this.

How can you apply for the worms?

  1. We have established a FB Group, where we communicate when the next worm giveaway is.
  2. Join the group and watch for the next pick up, which is going to be announced in posts.
  3. Sing up under the post or PM me on FB! This is my profile.
    (This is important! Our surplus is NOT unlimited! Please, respect this system and sign up, don’t just show up!
    Also, Juno Heights is a private home and the garden is only open to visitors when it is announced.)
  4. Come for the worm collection with a shoe-box or something similar and I will fill it up for you with material from our tubs, including worms and eggs as well.
  5. Take them home, start your worm bin and enjoy the experience!

In the FB group, there are a growing number of people who run their worm bins already. You can also announce there if you need worms and maybe our fellow worm farmers can also help you out.
The group is also available to exchange information, show pictures, share success stories or ask questions.

Read more about Red Wigglers (Eisenia Foetida).

They like cardboard, palm leaves, paper etc.
You can see the eggs here

 

 

 

 

 


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