Organic Gardening

Bald Mountain Press: Worms are natures soil health machines! earthworms turn decaying matter into perfect organic fertilizer. They aerate the soil. For more information on using worms to improve your organic garden or organic lawn, start at our organic gardening home page.

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Click books to buy!
The Worm Book: The Complete Guide to Worms in Your Garden - by Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor

Let It Rot - The Gardener's Guide to Composting - C L I C K  T O  B U Y !

Learn about earthworms and vermicompost! Raising a vermiculture is good for soil, ergo agriculture; worms turn food waste into compost that is nature's best fertilizer: worm castings!  Save the earth and save money!

Wonderful Worms earthworm bookUsing earthworms to make compost is easy!

That's a worm's job: turning decomposing organic matter into a rich natural fertilizer called worm castings!

    The benefits of worms in your garden cannot be overstated.  First of all, if they're there, you have good soil.  Or, at least, the worms have recently moved in, to help improve the soil.  If you have no worms in your soil, you're in trouble.  You may have killed them all with your chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and who knows what all.

Groundskeeper Willie says to Bart in a Halloween episode of The Simpsons: "When I'm through with you, they'll have to do a compost-mortem!"

Click here to read a conversation with a man who lacked worms, in Mort Mather's Garden Spot.

    The best way to remedy your lack of nature's tillers is to STOP USING CHEMICALS.  That would make you organic.  Step number one to being organic is to improve your soil.  Step number one to improving your soil is composting.   Step number one of composting is worms!

    There are a number of ways to get worms to create compost.  The easiest is to do nothing.  Most soil will recover on its own.  Dig up some weeds, and you'll find worms around the roots.  Build a compost pile and you'll find worms at the bottom, dutifully doing their work.  If you want to speed up the process, some simple apparatus will help.

    Finally, for a really fun web site about worms, and all things YUCKY, go to:!  They have video of a worm egg hatching, information on farming worms, and even games!


Earthworms eat food waste to make vermicompost. Vermiculture is earth worms making compost.

Composting system that will attract worms:

 Wire Bin Composter



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