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2014-01-06 23:03:02

Garden Tower Project, LLC released the latest version of the innovative composting Garden Tower, a space-saving patio farm that allows gardeners to grow up to 50 plants vertically and compactly inside a footprint of only four square feet. The patented Garden Tower is unique in containing a central composting core which digests ordinary kitchen scraps and returns organic nutrients to the system offering an easy organic gardening solution to urban and suburban residents throughout the USA...

2013-10-18 23:24:43

In response to an article published by HortiDaily, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses the role worms play in soil improvement. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses an innovative way for growers to improve soil quality. According to an October 8, 2013 article published by HortiDaily, titled “Chile: Worms to improve soil...

2013-07-30 23:25:55

No Regulation for “Organic” Soils and Orange County Still Supports its Use in the July Newsletter, Announces Holy Cow Soils Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 With all the recent uproar with human waste being used as a fertilizer (and calling it organic) Orange County still decided to support its use in their July 2013 newsletter (see current newsletter here). Even after the Supreme Court (in California Reviews Biosolid Ruling, June 28, 2013 Metropolitan News) got involved in by...

2013-01-04 05:03:34

Founder of Scout Girl, LLC, Joy Nagel, is enthused to announce the launch of her new website, JoyToTheWorms.com; the website carries composting worms, composting worm bins, and other useful composting supplies, particularly those related to vermicomposting. For more information, please visit the website´s blog at JoyToTheWormsBlog.com. Salem, Oregon (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 Joy Nagel is pleased to announce the creation and launch of her new website venture,...

Heavy Metal Soaked Up By Earthworms
2012-08-20 14:52:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using Worms For Bioremediation Of Toxic Metals According to researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, earthworms could be used to remove toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic trash collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets. Three species of earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia fetida and Perionyx excavates can be used to help in...

2011-11-17 15:48:47

Addition of vermicompost to growing substrates increases growth, yield Marketable yields of organic horticultural crops frequently fall below those of conventional crops; this and other factors restrict widespread adoption of organic production. Researchers recently studied the growth and yield responses of tomatoes grown in organic substrates amended with vermicompost and compared the results with plants grown in a popular growing medium. "More research in this area is needed to provide a...

2011-06-24 17:24:25

Organic compost improves soil, enhances ornamental plants in residential landscapes When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted. Studies have shown that, among other issues, distressed urban soils are often significantly compacted, may have alkaline pH, and may contain low amounts of essential organic matter and nutrients. This altered soil is typically not conducive to healthy plant root growth and establishment, leading to...

2010-04-21 06:00:00

LINCOLN, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rogers Family Company (www.rogersfamilyco.com) - a California-based, international roaster of "Fairly Traded" gourmet coffee - is deploying a 'green' army of billions of red earthworms to create nutrient-rich, organic fertilizer to help small coffee farmers and promote organic coffee production in Central America and Africa. The earthworms - which digest and transform coffee waste into organic fertilizer - are part of the Lincoln, California...


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Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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