Vermiculture is the use of earthworms to break down organic material into rich fertilizer for use in organic gardening and farming. Despite what one would expect to see at such an operation, this alley was orderly, clean, professional, even a little stylish, and included many clever conventions to quickly and efficiently separate the worms from the compost and prepare them for distribution to either single customers looking for a small portion for use at home, or to much larger operations requiring many large bags of fertilizer for their rows and fields.
Large operations like this can easily be done almost anywhere. One probably wouldn’t want to do it inside, but almost any shaded spot outdoors in the city, suburbs, or countryside can easily be used for vermiculture operations big and small.
Together with aquaponics and biogas, vermiculture is a great alternative to livestock for onsite organic fertilizer production. For those who seek the benefits of vermiculture products but would rather not do vermiculture themselves, operations like those found in Phetchaburi City can turn vermiculture not only into a benefit for their own gardens or farms, but into a small business helping other gardeners and farmers source high-quality, organic, local fertilizer.
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