Benefits of worm farming
Worm farming is a great way to recycle your organic waste.
• Reduces the amount of waste going to landfills
• Reduces production of greenhouse gases.
• Returns essential minerals and nourishment to soil.
• Converts waste into fertilizer.
• Helps to break up heavy clay soil.
• It gives you a convenient way to dispose of organic waste, such as vegetable peelings.
• Worms eat organic matter and turn it
into vermicast, a type of humus, the riches and most important part for all soils.
• Worms increase the amount of minerals available to plants in the soil.
• Worms in our soil dig holes that allows the rainwater to move deeper into the soil, down where the roots of plants are, ensuring water is getting to the place it is needed most.
• Worms increase the water holding
capacity of the soil.
• Worm holes allow soils to breathe assuring plants are healthy and vibrant.
Approximately half of all household waste is organic. Most of the organic waste can be recycled through composting or worm farming. By using composting methods or a worm farm, it turns your waste materials into a rich soil to use to fertilise your gardens.
By removing organic waste from your domestic refuse, you reduce the burden on landfill sites and you also save money on less rubbish bags.