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[GreenYes] Re: Vermicompost Bins

The Stanford Social Innovation Review has an article about worms this month:
Not really relevant to the worm bins, but it's a very cool story.. the first paragraph:

Of earthworms Charles Darwin wrote, “It may be doubted if there are any other animals which have played such an important part in the history of the world as these lowly organized creatures.” With the help of a talented social entrepreneur, hard work, and good luck, earthworms are making history again at TerraCycle Inc. in Trenton, N.J. The eco-friendly gardening supply company, which turns worm castings into organic liquid plant fertilizer, is growing faster than a wonga wonga vine (Pandorea pandorana) in springtime. It’s also affirming the green movement’s place in mainstream business.

TerraCycle not only takes worm castings – the technical term for worm poop – and makes organic plant food, but also uses recycled soda bottles and other recycled containers to package all its products. Although the company purchases most of its recycled packaging from professional suppliers, it also reimburses charities and schoolchildren for sending in their recyclables. TerraCycle buys the castings from independent worm farmers around the country and then brews them in big tanks at a Trenton facility called “the worm gin.” “Better, greener, cheaper” is the company’s motto.

From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Pat Franklin
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:51 AM
To: 'GreenYes'
Subject: [GreenYes] Vermicompost Bins

I’m looking for a vermicompost bin and wonder if anyone has had experience with the Worm-a-way® Model 7002 (Flowerfield Enterprises) that processes 2-3 lbs. garbage per week.  Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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