Definitions

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  • v. To employ worms to break down organic waste into soil or humus
  • n. the product of worm composting; worm castings

Etymologies

From vermi- (“worm”) +‎ compost (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The resulting product, called vermicompost (VC), or worm castings, provides commercial and amateur growers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional substrate additives for producing many varieties of container-grown plants.

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  • The worms eat the sludge, digest it, and turn it into vermicompost which is clean enough to use on farms fields as well as home gardens.

    Ologochaeta « So Many Books

  • It would implement waste management technologies such as vermicompost, backyard farming, community toilet with bio-gas plant for degradable solid wastes in these villages.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • There are many resources describing the options for home composting -- these range from backyard bins to vermicompost worm bins, and can be tailored to fit your needs.

    Allen Hershkowitz: How to Manage Food Waste

  • She designed and currently manages a large scale, closed-loop vermicompost project at a downtown homeless shelter where cafeteria food waste becomes 4 tons of worm castings a year which in turn is used as the soil that grows food to return to the cafeteria.

    Boing Boing

  • The kids and I even made our own solar cooker from cardboard and foil and a vermicompost bin, where red worms ate, or rather recycled, bits of celery ends and carrot tops while I envisioned a garden that would provide all our nutritional needs.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Rarer still is the company that makes its products entirely from waste: reused plastic bottles, empty juice pouches and, not least, vermicompost fertilizer -- also known as worm castings but better known as worm poop.

    From Dorm Room to Wal-Mart

  • Specifically, the program should demonstrate the commercial feasibility of producing vermicompost and vermimieal as an economical and environment-friendly option for the recycling of biodegradable materials (household, municipal and farm wastes); and to mass produce the suitable earthworm species (African night crawler) for dissemination nationwide at a price of P30. 00 per kg or less for increasing access of small farmers to earthworm biomass and enhancing livelihood opportunities while reducing pollution of the environment.

    KASC Hosts Reg���l Training Workshop On Vermi-Compost And Vermi-Meal Production

  • Participants were given the chance to view the process of taking care of the earthworms, the gathering and combining of the waste they are going to eat and how to stock the vermicompost.

    KASC Hosts Reg���l Training Workshop On Vermi-Compost And Vermi-Meal Production

  • They are used to recycle food scraps and other organic material into valuable soil worm compost, otherwise known as vermicompost.

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