At the start of the 19th century, it is
assumed that 100% of North American inhabitants composted and vermicomposted.
It is a process that remains active today in only a few pockets
of the modern world. While nations such as Cuba and Chile have embraced
its benefits, further mechanized societies have left it behind.
‘SQUIRM’ is the story of Cathy Nesbitt, Canada’s foremost authority
on vermicomposting. Tracing the history of the agricultural practice
back to Cleopatra, this unique documentary examines the role played
by the red wiggler worm throughout history to the modern-day campaign
of Cathy’s Crawly Composters.