Want to start an earthworm farm?

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Want to start an earthworm farm?

So your are set on going green, and want to reduce your household waste. One of the best ways to reduce your household waste is to get intovermiculture. Vermi what?

Vermiculture is the grand word used to describe worm farming, Red Wiggler earthworms to be specific.

But why earthworms?
Earthworms take waste products and turn it into a useful product – compost. Earthworm castings (basically their excretions) are some of the best and environmentally friendly fertilizers you get. Castings consists of 30% humus the end product of compost and is considered to be five times richer than good topsoil.

If that sounds unhygienic to you … it is a known fact that earthworms neutralize up to 99% of germs in less than 2 hours.

Another byproduct of your earthworm farm is “worm tea” an odorless liquid that seeps through the material that the worms eat.

These handy little helpers will assist you to reduce your weekly household waste by up to 25 percent! Go on start your own earthworm farm and convert your organic waste into food for your plants.

Once you get over the fact that you have worms in your kitchen you will realize the value these little workers have for our environment.

Where to buy earthworms in South Africa:

FRIKKIE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Worms @ R30/25g (+ 100 worms)
Email: earthwormparadise@ananzi.co.za
Cape Town

STACEY ROSOCHACKI / MOTHER EARTHWORMS WORM FARM
Tel: 073 2669 202 | 044 388 4835
Email: info@motherearthworms.co.za | staceyk@mweb.co.za
Knysna

MIGNON SMIT
1-5kg = R500/kg | 6+ kg = R400/kg
Courier nationwide can be arranged at extra cost. Bulk orders welcome – loads of stock
Email: mignon@vlooi.co.za
www.vlooi.co.za
Tel: 083 254 7335
Linden, Johannesburg

WORM FARM
Paul Maher
Tel: 082 906 4909
Email: paulm@worm-farm.co.za
www.worm-farm.co.za
Johannesburg

Alan Donaldson
Tel: 082 851 9585
Email: aland@worm-farm.co.za
Sunninghill, JHB and Parkwood, JHB.

COLIN HEX / HEX WORM FARMS
Tel: 082 8114003 | 031 7621048
Email: hex@dbnmail.co.za
Durban

Earthworm Buddies
Rosemary – 082 8594155
Warren – 083 947 2866
Helen – 083 712 5525
Email: windywillows@myconnection.co.za

The Earthmill System
Email: carmen@livingearth.co.za

Earthworm Interest Group of South Africa
Ken Reid – 011 792 3478
Email: kareid@iafrica.com

Global Vermiculture
Tel: 063 478 4663
Email: John.williams13@hotmail.com
Address:1 Queens Place, Stead Avenue, Queenswood, Pretoria 0186

Soilsouls
22b Farmer’s Folly, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Juta Boegman (Cilliers)
Email: juta@soilsouls.co.za
Tel: 082 670 6359
www.soilsouls.co.za

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