In 2011 Cathy's Crawly Composters connected with Maria and
Byoearth of Guatemala. Byoearth
is an innovative social
venture that seeks to provide sustainable answers and alternatives.
Founded in 2007, Byoearth is a social enterprise looking for
solutions for poverty eradication and Red Wigglers are
Byoearth has set up a Vermicomposting site by Guatemala City's
garbage dump. They
transform degradable waste into a form beneficial for people,
the environment and earth. Their goal is to eradicate extreme
poverty via vermiculture. Health and development through vermiculture
and vermicomposting is possible!
What do they do?
Byoearth provides a replicable vermicomposting model inspired
by nature to promote health and development.
- They encourage good practice in biodegradable waste management
in a community and household level.
- They transform any type of degradable waste in a 100%
organic compost using red worms, Eisenia fetida.
- They provide technical training in vermiculture and vermicomposting,
offering the best quality products in the national market:
vermicompost, compost tea and breeding worms.
training model has been developed and now Byoearth is looking
to bring it to different communities across Guatemala and
Cathy's Crawly Composters believes this is truly a worthwhile
endeavour and has partnered with Byoearth to help spread the
across Guatemala. We will be sending a representative (Cathy)
to Guatemala in March 2012 to study their model. Cathy will
assist in developing and expanding the project and possibly
bringing the model back to Canada.