April 12, 2018
In 1896, an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto published a paper demonstrating that about 80% of the land was owned by 20% of the population in Italy. This concept eventually evolved into what we now known as the “Pareto Principle” or the “80/20 Rule”.
The basic idea is that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes…80% of the results come from 20% of the people/methods, and so on.
This 80/20 ratio has been found to (at least roughly) apply to countless different areas of business, life, and the natural world.
See where I am going with this?
Yup…it definitely applies to vermicomposting as well.
That being said, don’t get hung up on the exact proportions – the key thing to remember is that… (more…)