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Steve
03-20-2007, 02:15 PM
Have you ever heard about lawn care operators selling worms to their customers to help with the lawn's health?

Would it pay to get into worm farming?

Local worm farmer got inspiration from unexpected source (http://www.piercecountyherald.com/articles/index.cfm?id=12303&section=homepage) - Carpenter and his wife Michaela had been exploring different businesses that could be more family-oriented to include their growing family. (At the time, the couple had five children. They’re expecting their seventh in August.)

As he was taking out the garbage that rainy night, Carpenter saw the ground filled with night crawlers.

It was as Brian went back and inside and told his wife, “Honey, I know what business to go into. I’m going to be a worm farmer.”

Organic fertilizer, which is non-burning and long lasting, can provide the plant with more soil-producing nutrients than the traditional fertilizer, along with the proper drainage. Some additional benefits include vigorous plant growth, a fibrous root system and an improved soil aeration. The fertilizer comes from earthworm castings, which is the scientific term for manure excrement. Brian said the organic fertilizer is great for lawns and hanging plants, along with indoor or outdoor applications. (He added that, on the farm, no chemicals, additives or contaminants are used.)

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