Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Worm castings, worm casting tea offer ideal natural fertilizer

By Gustavo Bourdieu
(Translated from Spanish by Michele Bourdieu)

HANCOCK -- Earlier this month I attended a workshop on worm castings and worm casting tea technology, presented by Tom Dumble at the Calumet Theatre. The event included a very interesting film about tea from worm manure, an ancient but very efficient and natural method of fertilizing plants -- on either a large or small scale -- an ideal system especially for those who love to grow their own vegetables in a natural, organic way. By using this low-cost fertilizer, a farmer or gardener can obtain healthy, abundant plants without using chemicals that are harmful to our health.

The documentary film Tom presented was very educational and useful. After the film, those in the audience exchanged ideas and ways of producing such delicious and nutritive tea for plants. Tom also sold some of this worm manure and tea to workshop participants. Sponsored by Main Street Calumet Market, the workshop was free and very interesting.

Tom Dumble will offer another presentation on worm castings and worm castings tea from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Portage Lake District Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call or email Carol Pfeffercorn at 231-6447 or

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