Worm composting, also known as vermicomposting (VC), utilizes worms to create and enrich soil by way of bioturbation. Abundant research supports the benefits of vermicomposting, such as establishing a natural defense against crop and soil disease and also providing a nutrient rich additive for prolific crop growth.
Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires state, "In the present world-wide-increasing demand of safe food, VC technology turns out to be a valuable tool to satisfy consumers' demand, and simultaneously increase yields"
While the process is time consuming, vermicomposting is well worth the wait. Watch an 8-week time-lapse in just over 5 minutes for an amazing look at the worms at work.
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Ready to begin your own vermicomposting project? Check out the following videos for building a worm compost bins out of 55-gallon plastic barrels or IBC totes.
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