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Worm Composting 101: Why Every Gardener Should Do It

Every seasoned gardener knows that worms are essential to healthy soil, and an increasing number of gardeners are using that scientific fact to their benefit.

By setting up a worm composting system, gardeners can produce super-rich fertilizer, get rid of food waste, and have extra worms, too!

Today’s guest on Off The Grid Radio is Joanne Olszewski, a vermicomposting enthusiast and the co-author of the book Worms Eat My Garbage (Storey), which was originally written by the late Mary Appelhof.

Joanne tells us:

  • How to set up a worm composting system.
  • What types of worms to use.
  • Which foods are a no-no for vermicomposting.
  • How to separate the worms from the compost.
  • Why it’s the perfect indoor winter gardening activity.

We learned a lot from Joanne, and we think you will, too!


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