Barb V. passed along an interesting little article about a guy (Justin Rogers) in Alamosa Colorado making and selling his own worm compost tea. Here is a blurb:
Rogers, along with his brother Mark and father Gregg, began making the “tea” to replace harmful chemicals on their potato fields near Hooper.
Soon, fellow farmers were asking for their brew.
Now, the family brews 1,000 gallons a week. Rogers sells about a tenth of the supply to the general public on Saturday mornings at Z Rock landscape supplies.
The mixture takes 24 hours to concoct. The base ingredient is Vermicompost, commonly known as worm castings, Rogers explained.
Read the full article here: “‘Compost Tea’: Home-brewed fertilizer gains fans”
I love reading about people involved in vermi-entrepreneurial activities like this! It also reminds me that I need to make some of my own vermicompost tea this season!