Most of the conventional ways we were being taught have one common characteristic: myopic, nearsighted ideas that don’t take into account the underlying mechanism of how things actually work.
In cultivating a food farm, we were being taught to feed the plants directly rather than work on the soil first. The use of manmade chemical fertilizers not only reduces the overall yield over time but they also ruin the entire field and will make it dependent on fertilizers from then on.
Understanding how to make soil conducive for growing edible plants require careful observation of the natural mechanism of how forest came to be.
Worm Farming- Turning Garbage into Gold
The Worm Farming Approach
Market Gardening and Worm Farming
How To Worm Farm
- A container of some kind to hold the worms. My favourite is a bathtub, but that might be to extreme for someone just starting their first worm farm. You can buy a worm farm, use a polystyrene box, a plastic garbage bin anything that can hold worms, compost scraps and can drain well.
- Somewhere out of direct sun to place your worm farm. If your farm overheats then the worms will make a break for it!
- A bucket of compost worms. It’s important to start your farm with the right worm. Most worms that you find digging around in your backyard won’t be suited for the rich, high in organic matter environment that you’ll be introducing them to (your worm farm) Whenever I’m starting a new farm I’ll scam a bucket off of a friend. Compost worms multiply quickly in the right environment, so anyone with an established farm will be able to lend you some.
What to Feed Your Worms?