Earthworms Unlimited

Backyard Earthworm Breeding

Author: Amy Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864176318

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 1060

Guide on how to raise and breed earthworms in the backyard as an alternative to chemical fertilisers, plus information on commercial possibilities. With bibliography, recommended reading and index.

The Life Cycle of an Earthworm

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778706663

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9554

"Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and natural environment of the many species of earthworms that can be found throughout the world"

Yucky Worms

Author: Vivian French

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763644463

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 5925

While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.

The Earth Moved

On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565126556

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 936

In The Earth Moved, Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew? In her witty, offbeat style, Stewart shows that much depends on the actions of the lowly worm. Charles Darwin devoted his last years to the meticulous study of these creatures, praising their remarkable abilities. With the august scientist as her inspiration, Stewart investigates the worm's subterranean realm, talks to oligochaetologists—the unsung heroes of earthworm science—who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden. From the legendary giant Australian worm that stretches to ten feet in length to the modest nightcrawler that wormed its way into the heart of Darwin's last book to the energetic red wigglers in Stewart's compost bin, The Earth Moved gives worms their due and exposes their hidden and extraordinary universe. This book is for all of us who appreciate Mother Nature's creatures, no matter how humble.

Wiggling Worms at Work

Author: Wendy Pfeffer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064451992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6984

Crawling through the dirt, worms are hard at work, helping plants to grow. Worms help the fruit and vegetables we eat by loosening the soil and feeding the plants. Read and find out about these wiggling wonders!

Earthworm Gods

Author: Brian Keene

Publisher: Deadite Press

ISBN: 9781621050599

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9473

THE CULT CLASSIC RETURNS!!! One day, it starts raining-and never stops. Global super-storms decimate the planet, eradicating most of mankind. Pockets of survivors gather on mountaintops, watching as the waters climb higher and higher. But as the tides rise, something else is rising, too. Now, in the midst of an ecological nightmare, the remnants of humanity face a new menace, in a battle that stretches from the rooftops of submerged cities to the mountaintop islands jutting from the sea. What hope does an already-devastated mankind have against this new supernatural adversary. The old gods are dead. Now is the time of the Earthworm Gods... Deadite Press is proud to present this Author's Preferred Edition of Earthworm Gods, including an all-new, lengthy afterword by the author recounting the novel's inspiration, creation, and history.

Worms Eat My Garbage

How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System, 3rd Edition

Author: Mary Appelhof

Publisher: Worm Woman, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780997261417

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 615

The book that started a backyard worm revolution over three decades ago continues to be the definitive guide to vermicomposting--the process of using red worms to recycle human food waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants. Originally written in 1982 and expanded into a second edition in 1997, Worms Eat My Garbage has sold over 200,000 copies. Author Mary Appelhof excelled at writing scientific information in a format easily understood by the layperson. The book provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining a small-scale worm composting system. This new third edition provides more detail on the anatomy of a red worm. The chapter on worm species updates the number of species identified to date as well as expands on the use of scientific names. Other topics covered are the worm bin ecosystem, the care and feeding of worms, setting up a worm bin, harvesting worm castings, and the benefits of castings to plants. Appelhof also provides plans for building wooden worm bins and shows how to make a bin out of a plastic tub along with information on the manufactured bins presently available in the marketplace."

Earthworms in Australia

A Blueprint for a Better Environment

Author: David Murphy

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated

ISBN: 9781875657094

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 2135

With over 30,000 copies in print this is Australia's most popular guide to worm farming by far. Convert your household compost heap into a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden, and minimise the need for manufactured fertilisers and deep ploughing. Drawing on information from the world's leading agricultural research centres (including the CSIRO), this is a comprehensive and easily understood guide.


Author: Lisa J. Amstutz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1515719383

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9343

"Simple text and full-color photographs describe the features, behavior, and life cycle of earthworms"--

Harnessing the Earthworm; A Practical Inquiry Into Soil-Building, Soil-Conditioning and Plant Nutrition Through the Action of Earthworms

Author: Thomas Jason Barrett

Publisher: Johnson Press

ISBN: 1409717828

Category: Gardening

Page: 200

View: 7808

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Worm Farming

Everything You Need to Know to Setting Up a Successful Worm Farm

Author: Brian Grant

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781495996696

Category: Gardening

Page: 36

View: 7253

Curious in what worm farming is? What it takes to get started? How you can make it Fun and Profitable? This is just a few of the questions that are answered within "Worm Farming: Everything You Need to Know To Setting up a Successful Worm Farm"! The ULTIMATE guide to worm farming... Discover the many benefits of what is also known as, vermicomposting. You can get free fishing bait, use as source of food for wild birds, fish and chickens, create a nutrient rich potting soil that is a fun hobby while teaching you about the environment. You will see that getting started in worm farming is much easier than you think! Details on space requirements, type of worms to use, what to feed them and much, much, more are revealed in this informative book. Worm farming can be a fun way to generate some income from the worms or nutrient-rich soil that you sell. Our tips on running a successful worm farm and understanding the business aspects of it, will help as your startup roadmap. Get started today with this comprehensive guide to worm farming. Scroll up and Buy Now for Instant Access!

Curious about Worms

Author: Kate Waters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451533690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7010

Provides an introduction to worms, including their physical characteristics, where they live, and what they eat.

Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family

Author: Mary Appelhof,Joanne Olszewski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129471

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 1880

For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.

Earthworms of the Great Lakes

Author: Cindy Hale

Publisher: Kollath-Stensaas Pub

ISBN: 9781936571055

Category: Nature

Page: 47

View: 2344

Earthworms are not native to the Great Lakes Region. They were all wiped out after the last glaciation. The current population, brought here by early Europeans, is slowly changing the face of our native forests.


Author: Robin Nelson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761340645

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 23

View: 818

A basic overview of the life cycle of a worm.

How to Eat Fried Worms

Author: Thomas Rockwell

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338132822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2188

People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alan's bet that Billy can't eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. If Billy wins, Alan has to fork over fifty dollars. Billy wants the money to buy a used minibike, so he's ready to dig in. He sets up mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, and sugar and lemon to disguise the disgusting taste. Good news for Billy—once he gets going, he finds himself actually getting hooked on those juicy worms. Bad news for Billy—Alan is busy cooking up schemes to make Billy worm out of the bet. Will Billy keep up his wormy work for fifteen days? No cheating! Keep eating! Worm by worm by worm...