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Got Worms? Do you want them?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

My dogs and cats have had them but I never thought I would have the time or interest to have them myself. (Except perhaps for those medicinal tapeworms they sold in the late 19th century as a weight loss aid!) Nevertheless I might have worms myself soon thanks to meeting Cassandra.

Though she isn't a sparker, like many sparkers Cassandra is in the midst of a major transformation. She moved from an isolated Indian reservation to a new home near San Antonio. She looked at her skill set and compared it to what the planet needs and decided that the planet needs more good soil and she knew how to make that through worm composting.

I met her through Green Drinks and when I heard she was hosting a web seminar on worms I immediately wanted to support her, (especially when I found out that her webinar was free!) Spark People has introduced me to the idea of that the web can be used to support people who are trying to change their lives.

Spark People encourages us to eat lots of vegetables. The yardsharing garden in our front yard also increases the amount of veggies in my diet. I think that gardening leads to the need for compost. The need for compost (and the availability of veggie waste both from the garden and the increased number of veggies I'm eating) leads to a desire to learn more about making compost. I've always heard that worm composting was really great but I've never taken the time to learn about it beyond scanning a few books which made my head spin.

Cassandra says her presentation will teach us how to make a worm bin that takes 30 minutes to put together and costs less than $10. I heard that the bin is the sort that is kept inside so that we don't have to interrupt our worming for the heat of the summer or the cold of winter. If I make it to the event, and I intend to, I will find out if it something I want to try.

The webinar which she is calling a "Worminar" takes place at 6 pm, Central Daylight Time, today November 6, 2010. You can learn more about it at her website. Which you can find by searching on google for "Worminar".

What do you think? Are you ready for worms?
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    It's true that worms do make you lose weight. I feed my worms in the worm bin right by my compost pile, and many days I stay and do some more gardening. Worms make you more fit, too.
    3268 days ago
    I made it to the worminar. I don't know if raising red wrigglers is for me but I'm glad to know more about it and I'm glad I was able to participate and be supportive of a newcomer to my town who is trying to build up a green practice that is certainly needed.
    3295 days ago
  • BET212
    Sorry, hon, I know I'm not in the majority here but I am not ready for worms. You, however can worm to your heart's content. I don't like to touch them and I can look at them one at a time but in a bunch, when they're all wriggling...ugh, I get creeped out.
    3296 days ago
  • MONTY68
    Great blog, I never heard of worm composting but it makes sense. When I lived up north, I had a garden and it was full of worms ( we use to call them fishing worms). I also had a compost but didn't think that maybe it produces worms. All I knew was that worms were good for the garden.
    Great idea, looking forward to your comments.

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    3296 days ago
    Great idea! When I taught elementary school, several classrooms had worm projects. What a good Spark to spread.
    3296 days ago

    don't use newspaper as your base get something called core at a good garden store or tear up egg cardens, but nothing shiny on labels.. cheers, zo
    3296 days ago
    we've had indoor worms for years.. let me know if you have any questions.. it shouldn't smell ever, if it does you are doing something wrong.. we love it... i will send you a video
    3296 days ago
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    3296 days ago
    My folks had a worm bed for years when I was growing up. This is a wonderful thing. Enjoy the seminar.
    3296 days ago
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