Books on Vermicomposting
RECYCLE WITH EARTHWORMS
One of the best books ever written on the subject! Vermicomposting and raising earthworms has never been so easy to understand and employ. These two master composters share their wealth of knowledge with environment-conscious organic gardeners, hobbyists, and commercial worm farmers. Novice or expert, you’ll appreciate the precise, clear, personal instructions as the authors reveal their trade secrets. $14.00
LET AN EARTHWORM BE YOUR GARBAGE MAN
This is one of our personal favorites. It really is the original outdoor vermicomposting book! This book is by Henry Hopp of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, an eminent authority on earthworms. This book is far more comprehensive than the title indicates, and it includes a generously illustrated treatise on the role of the earthworm in the soil, $12.00
A-WORMING WE DID GO
An inspiring account of how a handicapped woman started on a shoestring to build a thousand worms into one of the best known worm farms! You’ll enjoy her friendly, humorous style as she instructs how to build bins, mix feeds, and tackle enemies of the earthworm. She also gives valuable tips on packaging, advertising, and working with bait dealers. $12.00
HARNESSING THE EARTHWORM
Dr. Barrett describes his book as “A practical inquiry into soil building, soil conditioning, and plant nutrition through the action of earthworms, with instruction for the intensive propagation and use of domesticated earthworms in biological soil building.” It has facts, figures, and illustrations showing how earthworms can be applied to condition your soil for better plants, more beautiful gardens, and richer crops. A valuable classic and excellent scientific reference! $16.00
THE NIGHTCRAWLER MANUAL
“The Nightcrawler Manual must be the most definitive work on this endeavor ever written.”
– The New York Times
This 144 page edition is the complete guide to harvesting and storing native (northern) nightcrawlers. Learn the methods used the by the experts. Includes more than thirty photographs and illustrations. $14.00
WITH TAILS WE WIN!
The cleverly written and fascinating story of two professional women who operate a practical and profitable earthworm ‘farm’ on a city lot. A project that was born out of a ‘miracle in a flower pot’ and grew, and grew, and GREW! You’ll enjoy this little book….a useful breeding guide seasoned with humor and backed by practical experience. $12.00
AS THE WORM TURNS
The authors of this book have been raising giant bait-sized redworms for nearly fifty years. If you’re interested in raising worms for the much-in-demand bait market, or just want to maintain a hobby-sized farm, this book is packed with wonderful worm wisdom, including a “Worm Resources” section with details on how to obtain some of those hard-to-find supplies for the earthworm industry.$12.00
RAISING FISHWORMS WITH RABBITS
Did you know worms and rabbits are excellent partners in the composting world? In this classic book, Howard Mays teaches you the ins and outs of integrating worm farming with raising rabbits, This manual is full of valuable information—Mays tells the story of how he got started with rabbits and worms and he shares tips on everything from choosing the right rabbit stock to troubleshooting issues with your worm bin. $12.00.
THE ABC’S OF THE EARTHWORM BUSINESS
In this excellent primer, the author draws on ten years of experience in building one of California’s biggest worm farms to give information every newcomer needs to know. $12.00.