Vermicompost – A Living Soil Amendment

My good vermi-friend Allison Jack recently put together a FANTASTIC video all about vermicompost (and vermicomposting in general). She actually included a couple of my still shots – one featuring worms breeding and another one showing cocoons – which is cool (especially given the fact that my name appears at the end, alongside some serious vermicomposting “heavy hitters”)!

There is some really fascinating information presented, not to mention incredible microscopic video footage of the worm compost ecosystem!

Be sure to check it out

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    • cbw1953
    • July 7, 2010

    Wow ! Excellent video and information, Thanks.

    • Barb V.
    • July 7, 2010

    Mega thanks! It is so neat to actually SEE what we are told goes on within the soil web population. Please pass my thanks along to Ms Jack. I will use this video as a resource to show to folks whom I attempt to tell about vermicomposting.

    • chuck
    • July 7, 2010

    Excellent video. This will be a wonderful resource and I will definitely use it.

  1. Very Nice!

    • Terri
    • July 8, 2010

    I’ve passed on the link already!!

    • John Duffy
    • July 8, 2010

    Very informative video. Lots of good scientific information explained. All this time I thought we were all doing this just because worms are fun;)

    • Paul from Winnipeg
    • July 8, 2010

    That was great Bentley! Thank you for sharing!

    • LARRY D.
    • July 8, 2010

    Pseudo scorpions rule.I wish you could buy those by the box.Drop them in and they beat the red mites into submission!
    Who knew they were the “Big dog” on the block?

    • Jennie
    • July 9, 2010

    Thank you for posting that video, I found it very interesting.

    • John in Huntington Beach
    • July 9, 2010

    Adding my thanks for the awesome link, Bentley.

    I am sure I will be hearing from a lot of the folks I have given the link to. It is getting to where I can predict how soon it will be before I hear from a friend after one of your particularly stellar posts.

    Thanks again….

    • Allison Jack
    • August 11, 2010

    Thanks for helping us share our work Bentley! You’ll be happy to know we have your photo of the worms mating posted on the lab incubator with a little censorship black rectangle over the xxx action. Only vermicomposters get the joke, everyone else just looks at us funny! I should have realized who “Mark from Kansas” was when I saw his comment on the You Tube video!

    Our project website is close to a public launch and I’ll keep everyone posted. On the site you’ll have access to a lot more pseudoscorpion footage (including ~50 pseudoscorpions attacking a fly!), teaching resources and scientific reports from our study. And this video will be available in a high resolution free download so people can use it for teaching and public outreach.

    I always appreciate the enthusiasm and curiosity of the vermicomposting crowd, glad to be a part of it all!

    • Bentley
    • August 12, 2010

    “…everyone else just looks at us funny!”
    Welcome to my world!

    • Bentley
    • August 12, 2010

    Oh – and by the way, Allison – thanks for the great video (and for popping by). Can’t wait for your project website to launch.

    • John Duffy
    • September 1, 2010

    Hey Bentley,
    Great job getting listed on the credits of this video! Man, that’s gotta be a great feeling!…Here’s to all wormers everywhere…Keep up the good work! “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
    Thanks to all of you for you input & enthusiam!

  2. Nice Video

    • Bob Hote
    • September 11, 2011

    Allison, any chance of sharing the percentages/amounts of each part of the base with vermiculite, greensand, rock phosphate and blood meal, please. Many thanks for a great video .. I’m forwarding it to several master gardeners already! Bob

    • John in Huntington Beach
    • September 12, 2011

    Bob…Perhaps the information you seek can be found on page 2 at the following link

    • Dave Pawson
    • May 19, 2018

    Fascinating, thanks. Makes it so obviously a good commercial operation.

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