The next generation of Vermicomposters is coming!

cssu_logo_500Reading comments from a group of enthusiastic students was an amazing treat!  While at my day job, I checked my phone to find 10 plus comments from, what I’d like to call, “The Future Vermicomposters of Our Amazing Planet”!  Way to go young ones! Thanks for getting my Wonder Worman brain in action.  It has been a while since I have blogged and am so happy to be inspired by young, earth loving minds!

These young ones must have an amazing teacher!  Each comment began with a positive statement and ended with a well, thought out question!  What a great way to make someone feel heard and an even better way to get a quick reply.  Well done!  Some of the questions were precious, “Who is Max and Carlos?” “Is Carlos your Hubers?” (thanks for that question!  I will forever refer to Carlos as my hubers!) Some were thought provoking, “Why did you start composting with worms?” “How did you feel the first time you watched the Earth video?”

I happily replied to each of the questions and thanked them for their comments!  I really don’t know too much about the school and it’s philosophy, but I do know they compost in the classroom and have a group of young ones who care a bunch for our planet!  Way to go!

Keep on wormin’


Wigglers have good taste in food and art!

During the Halloween season, thump coffee had a fun project for those who wanted to participate in the “Day of the Dead” art walk. They offered up markers and compostable cups to thumpers to ghoulishly decorate. Many created skulls and halloweenish themed pictures.  I collected these cups knowing red wigglers loved to chomp on them!  I weeded through the cups which were not completely covered with markers and tossed them.  I was not sure how the worms would react? Would they love them or be killed?
So with this in mind, I first soaked the cups in a bucket of water.

Then I drained the colored water and did a refill.

After about two or three batches of rinses, I called it quits and left the cups to soak for a few days. Blah, I was done!

After the soaking, I introduced the red wigglers along with established compost into the bucket with the cups.  The cups were quite moist to help with the decomposition. Can you spot the wigglers?
Finally,I covered them with a blanket of leaves to keep them cozy and warm.  They are now munching out in my garage.