About three years ago Sarah and I met with the folks from Heifer International and started a conversation about doing some projects together. Since then we have done work ranging from outreach at events to fundraisers for Heifer projects. One of the most interesting of the projects was an exhibit that we developed together dealing with vermicomposting. Yes, worms. These very important creatures make a profound impact with their ability to recycle trash into rich nutrients for the soil. In the exhibit we have a case that holds nearly 1,000 Red Wiggler worms and they eat everything from vegetable scrapes to old newspaper. Once digested the "castings" can be removed and used as fertilizer for our garden. It is so neat to see how quickly they can take our trash and make something good out of it.
At the opening night we had about 60 friends show up and meet the worms. I really would like to thank Alyson Sowers and the Heifer team for their time and effort with this project.