[GRRN] Worms Eat My Garbage translated to Japanese

Mary Appelhof (mappelho@madison.tdsnet.com)
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 00:26:17 -0500


The Science Education Foundation of Japan, whose mission is to
develop educational materials and programs to teach children about science,
introduces the Japanese translation of my book, "Worms Eat My Garbage,"
today, November 27, 1999 in Tokyo.Translator was Midori Egi, a native
Japanese, who became a vermicomposting enthusiast in San Fransicso and felt
that there was much need for this sensible, enjoyable technique for
handling food waste in Japan. The Science Education Foundation of Japan,
associated with the Ministry of Education obtained translation rights and
is publishing the book with the title "Nama-Gomi Wo Taberu Mimizu-tachi."

A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor described the
serious problem Tokyo has with an overpopulation of crows creating large
messes as they tear open plastic garbage bags containing food waste and
strew the contents all over the streets. Citizens and public officials are
seeking better ways to deter the crows. . . perhaps they will start paying
attention to the potential for having residents deal with food waste
directly with a worm bin in their own homes.

The Science Education Foundation conducts its first worm day
November 27, 1999 as it introduces the Japanese version of the how-to book
whose English version sold over 130,000 copies in the U.S. and over 50
foreign countries. Midori Egi will conduct a workshop on how to set up a
worm bin at the educational event.

Flower Press/Flowerfield Enterprises is developer and publisher of
excellent educational materials supporting citizens, educators, recycling
coordinators and others on how to set up and maintain successful worm
composting systems. These include "Worms Eat My Garbage," the how to book;
"Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment,"
"The Worm Cafe: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes," and a
video, "Wormania!". We also distribute the video, "Worm Bin Creatures Alive
Through a Microscope" produced by Warren Hatch. For more information visit
our website at:
http://www.wormwoman.com, call 616-327-0108 during regular business hours
9-5 M-F, FAX 616-327-7009.

Mary Appelhof