The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- To Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions




      The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- To Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions
Choice Reviews , Outstanding Academic TitleTechniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that Vermicast a biologically active, nutrient rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic matter sells for 400 or per cubic yard Compare that to regular compost, sold at about 30 a cubic yard, and you ll see why vermicomposting has taken root in most countries and on every continent but Antarctica.Vermicomposting is also one of the best sustainable solutions for organic waste management Vermicomposting manure and crop wastes on farms improves crop yields while reducing demand for off farm inputs Vermicast has higher nutrient levels and lower soluble salt content than regular compost, and it improves soil aeration, porosity, and water retention Plus, vermicast suppresses plant diseases and insect attacks Municipalities, businesses, community gardens, schools, and universities can set up vermicomposting operations to process food residuals and other waste materials.The Worm Farmer s Handbook details the ins and outs of vermicomposting for mid to large scale operations, including how to recycle organic materials ranging from food wastes and yard trimmings to manure and shredded office paper Vermicomposting expert Rhonda Sherman shares what she has learned over twenty five years working with commercial worm growers and researchers around the world Her profiles of successful worm growers across the United States and from New Zealand to the Middle East and Europe describe their proven methods and systems.This book digs into all the details, including Choosing the right production systemRegulatory issues and developing a business and marketing planFinding and managing feedstocksPre composting why and how to do itMonitoring an active worm bedHarvesting, screening, testing, packaging, and storing vermicastMarkets for earthworms and vermicastFood security how vermicast benefits soils and plantsKeys to success avoiding common pitfallsFrom livestock farms and restaurants to colleges, military bases, and prisons, Sherman details why and how commercial scale vermicomposting is a fast growing, sustainable solution for organic waste management The Worm Farmer s Handbook is the first and only authoritative how to guide that goes beyond small scale operations and demystifies the science and logistics of the fascinating process that is vermicomposting. Free Read [ The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- To Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions ] by [ Rhonda Sherman ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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      The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- To Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions
 By Rhonda Sherman IBN : 1603587799 Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- To Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions
  • Rhonda Sherman
  • 11 July 2018
  • 1603587799

10 thoughts on “ The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- To Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions

  1. Pam Dawling says:

    The Worm Farmer s Handbook is exactly that It explains very clearly how to farm worms on food scraps, manure, yard waste, paper andIt goes beyond the tub under the kitchen counter scale of worm bin, upwards to commercial farming and community scale enterprises Rhonda Sherman is an excellent writer, inspiring, concise, personable, candid and very down to earth Art and science Detail without fluff For beginners and upgraders The book includes the many reasons you might venture into The Worm Farmer s Handbook is exactly that It explains very clearly how to farm worms on food scraps, manure, yard waste, paper andIt goes beyond the tub under the kitchen counter scale of worm bin, upwards to commercial farming and community scale enterprises Rhonda Sherman is an excellent writer, inspiring, concise, personable, candid and very down to earth Art and science Detail without fluff For beginners and upgraders The book includes the many reasons you might venture into vermiculture worm production or vermicomposting worm cast production earthworm biology business plans equipment set ups bedding and stocking rates feeds and feeding methods monitoring for success harvest and post harvest practices and over two dozen global case studies, including some in places I bet you didn t think of Tur...

  2. Daniel says:

    What a book I was familiar with worm farming before I read this book but, had no idea what I would need to do to start a at least medium sized worm farming business I think this is a very through book about warm farming i enjoyed reading chapter in the book I particularly liked reading the profiles of worm farms at the end of the book I thought the resource section at the end of the book was good I think this is the book to read if you want to start a medium sized to...

  3. Chris Erwin says:

    Straight forward, practical information The details on products, systems, practices, costs and pricing is most helpful I would like to learndetails, particularly about the setbacks, described in the case studies.

  4. Bill says:

    Great resource yet still very readable.

  5. Mary Beth says:

    Comprehensive knowledge for beginners that want to have a success worm farm.

  6. David Sanders says:

    Best book on the topic Ive read so far Comprehensive, practical, with examples from all over the world Enough to inspire a guy to start breeding worms in his basement Best book on the topic I ve read so far Comprehensive, practical, with examples from all over the world Enough to inspire a gu...

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