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Earthworms in permaculture

Feeding worms to chickensIn a permaculture situation, worms have other uses beyond soil health.  The best example comes from Harvey Ussery, who has built massive worm bins in his greenhouse.  He uses the worms to create compost and also harvests the worms as a high protein treat for his chickens.  Maybe someday we'll have that many worms!


This post is part of our Earthworms in the Garden lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:





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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I'm really enjoying your blog.

I need more earthworms at my place. I know I can encourage more to come in but I would like to speed things up a bit. Do you know of anyone who supplies earthworms native to southwestern Virginia commercially ?

Comment by Stewart Sat Jan 13 12:58:39 2018





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