Options for saving energy and the environment
Reduce waste the natural way
Vermicomposting, or composting with worms, is an
excellent way to convert household garbage into
nutrient rich fertilizer. Composting with specialty worms
known as Red Wigglers is a clean environmentally
friendly way to save tonnes of waste from going to
If you Vermicompost you will reduce the amount of
garbage being transported out of the province. The
average Canadian produces a tonne of waste each year.
An estimated one-half to one-third of household waste
is organic matter.
Worms produce beautiful black castings - a nitrogen
rich natural fertilizer that is totally organic and one of the
best soil additives on the planet. Use worm castings in
houseplants and gardens.
Odourless when operating effectively, worms eat
decomposting matter, therefore eating away any
nauseous odours and leaving a fresh earthy smell.
Cathy's Crawly Composters has recently introduced a
new product called The Worm Chalet. Its tray system is
perfect for those that do not like to handle the worms
or for families that produce more food scraps than the
basic Vermicomposter can handle.
The company has researched and tested a number of
layered Vermicomposting systems and has found The
Worm Chalet to be the best of the lot. The stylish design
allows for a smaller footprint while still processing vast
amounts of food scraps. The sturdy plastic structure will
remain stable and keep its shape for years to come. The
floor of each layer has a removable wire mesh that's
easy to clean. Recessed slots on each tray means the
layers can be maneuvered with ease without having to
pry the layers apart. The Worm Chalet is manufactured
and assembled in Ontario.
Harvesting the Worm Chalet is clean and easy. When
the worms have finished converting food scraps and
bedding from one tray, add another tray on top and the
worms will make their way up to the new food source.
The lower tray will now consist of converted castings
(worm poo) ready to be used in your plants and
Find out more at www.cathyscomposters.com.
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