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"Worms eat my garbage" is a strongly-selling book, now in its second edition, that contains good information on vermicomposting. The book has been translated into French, German, Japanese and Korean.
Written by Mary Appelhof, this book is "the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using redworms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich food for plants. Provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized, the author has worked with worms for nearly three decades. Topics include different bins, what kind of worms to use, sex life of a worm, preparing worm beddings, how to meet the needs of the worms, what kinds of foods to feed the worms, harvesting worms, and making potting soil from the vermicompost produced."
Following Mary's passing in 2005, Dr Elaine Ingham wrote: "The day I returned from South Africa, I learned that Mary Appelhof had been very ill for the last month with cancer. She passed away on May 4.
How do I express the loss we all feel at her passing? She was mentor, friend, educator, shoulder-to-cry-on, and well-respected author of the best book on practical worm-composting, “Worms Eat My Garbage”. We have to make sure that book never goes out-of-print.
Mary influenced the world with her efforts. She was a dear friend. She spurred me to greater effort and supported my passion for living soil. We are kindred spirits, soul sisters. Death cannot change that. But I will miss her voice on the phone, and her annual visits to Oregon. Mary understood my requirement to comprehend all that goes on in the soil, the need to measure those processes, and to predict what effect those processes have on plant health."
Friends commented: "Appelhof was an award-winning nature photographer, trained to be an Olympic swimmer until she enrolled in Michigan State University (where she earned two master’s degrees,) and had earned such recognition in vermicomposting that a huge photo of her hung in the Smithsonian Institution above a worm exhibit."
These quotes and more information are available at: http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/wormwoman.html
This valuable book is now available for online ordering from our website - http://www.soilfoodweb.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=6&Itemid=122
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