Eddy Park, un
troisième année à
découvre le monde
les vers et il crée
un sol riche en
l'intérieur de son
Tenant compte du
fait que les vers
mangent plus que
l'équivalent de la
moitié de leur poids
à chaque jour,
nous avons inclu
l'achat de vos
this article /
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Worms in Your
March 11, 1998
n my third year of University, I
just about had it with my wasteful cooking habits. The recycling center took my SPAM cans,
but my organic waste (e.g. banana peels, orange rinds, etc.) ended up in the land fill. I
found this an ironic situation; a situation I was determined to change.
"May I please speak to your vermi-department."
From a lesser form of divine intervention, I befell upon a "How to Compost"
booklet. Being an out-of-town student, I did not have a backyard or any other accessible
land on which I could perform natures miracles (i.e. composting). Feeling segregated from
the rest of the composting populace, the booklet itself almost landed into the landfill
when low and behold there was a section on apartment composting. I read with delightful
fury and surfed with my momentum by making a vow that I too would be a
They are quiet, eat garbage and you can use their poop.
According to the booklet, vermi-composting allowed apartment dwellers to compost and
obtain high grade casting (a fancy word for worm excrement) for plants. My booklet
specified red wrigglers as the worms best suited for the job. I promptly called
Department of Environment and inquired, "May I please speak to your
vermi-department?" After clarifying myself, I talked to a lady who was involved with
vermi-composting in schools. She informed me that red wrigglers were not native to New
Brunswick, but that there was a number I could call in Ontario. After dialing the 11
numbers to Ontario (and stressing over my phone bill), I ordered a kilogram of worms. The
rest is happy composting history. Tighten your stomach and try vermi-composting for
yourself. Besides recycling your waste, an additional bonus is that worms make great
pets. They are quiet, eat garbage and you can use their poop. Way cool.