Worm Ladies

Today I took a trip down to Charleston to visit the Worm Ladies at an open house they hosted in honor of Earth Week. The open house was held at Worm Lady co-owner Nancy Warner’s home on East Beach Road. Guests gathered in her beautiful backyard garden to learn about vermiculture. It was nice to spend some time talking to friendly people who are all interested in the practice of turning food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer. I took home a half pound of red wigglers in a brown paper bag to get started.

This electric tumbler sifts high volumes of compost, separating the precious worm castings (collected in the plastic bins below) from the debris that doesn’t get eaten by the worms. Nicknamed “black gold”, a five gallon bucket of castings sells for $60.

Made a stop at East Beach, about a mile down the road from Nancy’s house. First visit to the ocean this spring.

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2 Responses to Worm Ladies

  1. emad February 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    why the fuq do u right in this font no one wil read it I DIDN’T EVEN READ IT, I SKIPPED DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO RIGHT THIS REVIEW!!!!
    U DUM FUQ!

  2. Dennis July 7, 2016 at 12:26 am #

    Get a life emad. Depending on screen size this “tumbler” could also be used as a “gold trommel”. Same principal in that a trommel separates gold bearing sand and small gravel from larger gravel and rocks. In this case though is separating “black gold” a much more usable commodity.

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