We love worms, everything about them, from their slimy little bodies to the amazing work they do for our planet. Tiny soil building machines that quietly go about their business out of sight, out of mind and that’s the way most folks like it. We’ve complained about the lack of good worm info for the “layman” and the global worm farming comunity has stepped up to the challenge. The internet has sprouted hundreds of worm websites in the past few years, most of them are honest, co-operative vendors who try really, really hard to be helpful. If you could touch or smell over the computer it would be a perfect system, but it’s just not the same as a face to face chat.
Worms are still misunderstood and community outreach is more important than ever. We know people that get the “heeby jeebies” thinking about worms, forget touching them. For prospective home based worm farmers being able to see worm bins in action and talk to successful operaters often helps in decision making. There are always plenty of questions easily answered in person. Misconceptions melt away when you experience something on your own, using your eyes, your ears and your nose. We say nose quite seriously as the idea that worms smell bad is one of the biggest misconceptions out there.
For once and for all worm bins are not stinky! If they do smell bad it indicates conditions in the bin are wrong and need to be balanced.
NATURE’S PERFECT PLANT FOOD will be out and about this summer visiting markets and fairs, if you’re thinking of having worms in your life and you spy us come say HI.
Worm Farmers United, we can save the world.