Vermicompost (vermi-compost, vermiculture)
Vermicompost is the product of the composting process. using various species of worms, usually “red wigglers” white worms and other earthworms.
to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste and bedding materials and vermicast. Vermicast is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms.
Vermicompost contains water-soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming
Vermicast (also called worm castings, worm humus, worm manure, or worm feces) is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms.
pathogens and oxygen demand from wastewater or directly from blackwater of flush toilets.
Vermicomposting has gained popularity in both industrial and domestic settings because, as compared with conventional composting, it provides a way to treat organic wastes more quickly. It also generates products that have lower salinity levels that are therefore more beneficial to plant mediums https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermicompost
Food waste with worms
Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner in a form that is relatively easy for plants to absorb. Worm castings are sometimes used as an organic fertilizer. Because the earthworms grind and uniformly mix minerals in simple forms, plants need only minimal effort to obtain them. The worms’ digestive systems create environments that allow certain species of microbes to thrive to help create a “living” soil environment for plants. The fraction of soil which has gone through the digestive tract of earthworms is called the Drilosphere
Icimode Projects in Nepal for Vermicomposting
Vermi composting or worm composting is a simple technology for converting biodegradable waste into organic manure with the help of earthworms. More info you may visit http://www.icimod.org/?q=10422
A key sustainable principle is to try and minimise waste and wherever possible either reuse it or turn it into something more valuable (upcycle). This is why vermicomposting (composting with the aid of worms) systems are so appealing to us. Vermicomposting accelerates the composting process greatly and provides many more highly valuable by-products than just normal composting. Not only is the compost produced some of the most nutritious and rich that is possible to produce, but the leachate (water run off from the compost) is also highly nutritious and sells for 40 USD per litre in the US. Excess worms from a vermicompost system can be used as the primary feed for an aquaponics system. And would you like to know more http://swnepal.com.np/2018/03/16/vermicompost
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Bhardeu is a Village Development Community in Lalitpur district, which is 24 kilometers away from Lagankhel, Lalitpur. Sunaulo Vermicompost Group is an organization bringing together 11 women who are producing vermicompost in Bhardeu. Women were provided with a training program on vermi-composting in 2012 and established the organization in 2014. .
Vermistabilization, also known as vermicomposting, is a biodegradation process for stabilization of biosolids and organic solid wastes using earthworms. The worms maintain aerobic conditions in the organic substances and accelerate and enhance the biological decomposition of the organic substances. This chapter introduces and reviews the vermistabilization process.
composting at home
Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas and for more: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home
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