The Earth Moved, Part II

I have broken down the amounts that Prof. Edwards says makes the ideal difference in the soil as an amendment by the 20 ton amount and the 4 ton amount. In this way it will give you a better idea of the amount that you should be adding to your gardens. 20 tons per acre 44,000 sq. ft./ 20 tons …

“The Earth Moved”, Part 1

This is an excerpt from the book “The Earth Moved, On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms” by Amy Stewart. To set this up she has gone to meet with Clive Edwards, an oligochaetologist (scientist dedicated to the study of earthworms) who teaches at Ohio State University. In my next post I will have an addition to this to include amounts …

Green Peppers

Beautifully shaped and blemish free bucket of green peppers out of Moose Hill Worm Farm’s home garden. Quality of the fruit and taste is another of the great benefits of using worm castings in the garden. Come get some castings for yourself at the Williamsburg Farmers Market this Saturday the 18th.

Colorado Springs Independent

Here is an article my father sent me from a Colorado Springs newspaper excerpted for brevity Water savings and stronger crops are just a worm’s poop away SimpliCity By Matthew Schniper Call them castings. Not poop. It sounds better, even if you are spreading a bunch of worm manure all over your garden either way. Why would you do such …

About Worm Castings, Part 2

What Are Worm Castings? Worm castings contain a highly active biological mixture of bacteria, enzymes, remnants of plant matter and animal manure. The castings are rich in water-soluble plant nutrients, and contain more than 50% more humus than what is normally found in topsoil. Worm castings are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, …

About Worm Castings, part 1

About Worm Castings We have known for hundreds of years that earthworms are the best way to improve plant growth and to increase plant yield, such as fruit. Earthworm castings are a wonder product of nature. So if you care about your soil and your plants, then now is the time to get rid of your Miracle Gro and to …

Daily Press Video

Here is a link to a short video filmed as part of the Daily Press article as we were starting.   http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=91084&siteSection=latimes_hom_non_sec&videoId=26372252

Worm Poop, Kale and Hammered Turnip Greens

This is one of my favorite pieces written about us since we started. BN Heard is a blogger for Grit Magazine and had this post about the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market Worm Poop, Kale and Hammered Turnip Greens 6/9/2014 10:27:00 AM By BN Heard Tags: Colonial Williamsburg, Farmers Market, Williamsburg, Virginia, Dinosaur Kale, Tuscan Kale, Lacinato Kale, Baby Turnips, Cast-Iron Skillets, …

Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Article

Gloucester retiree finds second career selling worm castings Bill Nachman | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 – 10:42 AM Printer Friendly View After retiring from a job where he made his living from the air, Bill Clark is enjoying his “retirement” at a much lower elevation—starting a worm casting business in Gloucester. Clark, who retired recently after 32 years as …