We are off and running at the Worm Farm! Last Fall we started an expansion which is now complete. We doubled the number of VermiComposters; see our newest addition above on the left. We added new composting capability and are poised to more than double our production of VermiCompost in 2013.
We started off the New Year by making a splash in the New York Times. Here’s the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/science/worms-produce-another-kind-of-gold-for-farmers.html?_r=1&. Jim Robbins, the writer for the Times, visited the Worm Farm on a nice fall afternoon, with his son. As we walked around, I told him the story of how the Worm Farm came into being in 1970. I explained how I bought into the idea of worms and moved out to the farm in 1993. It was a good visit and his thoughtful and well researched article was the 6th most emailed article from the entire New York Times for a day or so.
In the science section of the Times, the article was the most read piece for several days. At first I was surprised, but after a couple of days, I realized this article was resonating with people on several levels. First, it was a science based article that was telling the story of how worms can help soils grow better food naturally. I believe people want to eat good food that has been grown without chemicals and pesticides. I also think we all want to have good health, which starts by eating good food. A great way to start that cycle is to grow food in good, healthy soils.
Second, I believe that we are coming to the end game of the chemical farming era. Farmers are finding their soils depleted, yields going down, and their crops susceptible to disease. My team and I believe that we are entering the era of Biological farming. Instead of chemicals feeding plants, we will be adding composts, VermiComposts, teas and VermiCompost extracts to feed the soil. Feed the soil, and let the soil feed the plant.
At the Worm Farm, we believe worms are going to help lead this this Biological movement that will transform how we grow food. We have doubled our efforts and are ready to help lead the charge.
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