Earthworm Beads

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Earthworm Beads

Earthworm Beads. I have hopefully got your interest with these bright red {old} baubles. They originally decorated my craft stall during the festive season, were many more.These are the survivors from 1994. Plastic sure hangs around for a while, even when it has spent 16 yrs. in a compost system! The beads entered my compost heaps by accident about the same time that I introduced red wrigglers, coincidentally the same colours.The earthworms were needed to boost the composting process in order to speed up the formation of humus and to reduce my dependency on thermophyllic bacteria which require the constant stimulation of the heap, to keep it warm/hot.Much labour needed. The beads were noticed when I was seiving theĀ  compost, wanted to keep as many worms as possible and remove stones etc. I was about to ‘throw them away’ when I realised that I should keep them and my seivings for the continued culture of the next heap. This action I cognised as fundamental to the organic process: 1 waste is a state of mind.we can re-use “waste’ which I regard as surplus. 2 always return to the system, conciously. So the beads have become a reminder to me that my earthworm culture is now generations...

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Sustainable

Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sustainable

The essence of my endevours is to create develop a sustainable earthworm project.This may seem quite a mouthful so let me elaborate. I have been applying worm technology to my work in order to be able to achieve and co-operate with the worms.They live industiously in the litter layer beneath trees and in other such organic rich environments, Their food supply{ waste supply} is bountifully supplied by the biome in which they live. So on a macro scale, because humans go bigger I have begun to create a biome with a good supply of matter for my, captive and free range worms. I prefer not to rack up ‘food miles’ sourcing waste to feed my wrigglers, so I have been planting plants, which through trial and error ,I have ascertained to be excellent foodstock.I have chosen plants which grow with minimum inputs and successfully in my climate and soil zone. By taking this path and seeing the results which also includes applying worm technology:mulching and planting with vermicompost I have realised that we gardeners have an opportunity to plant our own garden of...

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Sunday evening

Posted by on May 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

The day after the start of earthworms .co.za and I am quite awed by the space opening up. Room to share my project with a wider audience, wellcome on board all concious people. I created the images on the site for visual satisfaction in 2006. The project has developed and I will update with fresh pics of action and projects since then.All my work relates back to the use of earthworms and what I call ‘worm technology’. More about that later. Primarily earthworms represent an increase in fertility and natural methods of work.I have begun to realise we need to trust nature.I hope this sentiment finds...

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Hello world!

Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

Hello world!

Hi – welcome to the new Earthworm Organics blog and website. I’m Quentin Green and I’ll be posting loads of info here about earthworms, organics, farming etc. Take a look around and don’t forget to give me feedback by commenting on the posts!

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