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[greenyes] Helen Spiegelman's Waste Subsidies Must Stop
I was very glad to see the summary of Helen Spiegelman's presentation to the Whistler B.C. AWARE group's annual meeting. I met Helen at the Rock Creek retreat at the time of the initial formation of the Grassroots Recycling Network and was impressed at her knowledge, her good sense, and her ability to identify and articulate the important issues. She hasn't lost her touch.

But it also reminded me that Whistler has a subsidized worm bin distribution program to get residents composting their organic food residuals. They take the position that the problem with bear in Whistler is great enough that they don't want people doing backyard composting because such systems attract bear. Since worm bins can be housed inside, and closed up to keep bear out, it is an effective way of handling the organics without running into bear problems. Just a tidbit of worm lore.


For more, sign up for my WormEzine at http://www.wormwoman.com Current issue features the final installment of George Chan's description of his Integrated Farming Systems that cycle animal and human wastes through a system that includes anaerobic digestion, settling and oxidation ponds, and extremely productive fish ponds> Mushrooms, fruits and vegetables, and higher value crops also result from the availability of nutrients in the system.

Mary Appelhof, Author of "Worms Eat My Garbage"
Flowerfield Enterprises, 10332 Shaver Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49024
269-327-0108    FAX: 269-327-7009

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Mary Appelhof, Author of "Worms Eat My Garbage"
Flowerfield Enterprises,10332 Shaver Road,Kalamazoo, MI 49024 USA
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"Changing the way the world thinks about garbage"

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