Archive for June, 2008

Got your worm bin started?? Learn how to keep it going!

Learn the ins and outs of maintaining a balanced bin that will be a happy home for your red wigglers! Ed. Note: we’re so passionate about worms, we even record our “how to” videos during windstorms!

Don’t have a worm bin of your own? Want to make all your friends jealous?? Visit our booth at The City Market this Saturday (June 28th) and get one!


June 25, 2008 at 3:17 am Leave a comment

the green worm on radio!

the green worm was featured on Kathy Quinn’s KC Forum radio show bright at early this morning. If you heard Eric singing the praises of “recycling with worms,” thanks for listening! We’ll be at City Market next Saturday morning–but in the meantime feel free to browse the website and learn more about vermi-composting!

June 22, 2008 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

All pooped out!


Thanks to all of our happy repeat-customers, we sold out of worm castings this week! But don’t worry, the worms are busy chowing down, and we’re busy harvesting! In the meantime, be sure to check out Pisciotta Farms. The have been our “neighbors” the last few weekends at market and their products (and sustainable farming practices) are top notch. Be sure to check out their website and stop by their booth at City Market for fresh, free-range brown eggs (they’re HUGE!) And don’t forget to ask about the mobile chicken coop!!

We’ll not be at market this coming Saturday, but will return with fresh stock of all products on Saturday, June 28th! See you then!

And be on the lookout for some new videos, right here, over the next few days!

June 17, 2008 at 3:08 am Leave a comment

Just purchase a worm bin? Set it up right!

You’ve got your shiny new worm bin and lots of enthusiasm. Now you’ve just got to feed your worms to really get things going!

June 9, 2008 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

Green News: Composting for Everyone

Hip, local Kansas City magazine Ink recently featured a great intro article on composting explaining just how easy it can be:

If you’ve never done it before, composting can be downright daunting. Does it smell? What are items you can and can’t throw in the pile? And where in the heck do you put the bin?

Turns out, composting isn’t as scary as it seems. Take it from Cassandra Ford, Lawrence’s waste reduction and recycling specialist. Ford says composting has two big benefits: It prevents yard and food waste from clogging landfills and — when sprinkled over garden dirt — it adds nutrients, organic matter and other soil-enriching compounds that help plants blossom beautifully.

Even those with no yard space can compost with the help of little red worms, Ford says.

Check out the article and then come and visit us at the Kansas City Farmer’s Market to learn more!

June 5, 2008 at 7:31 pm 1 comment

Purchased a worm bin? Check out the guide.

Worm Bin Info SheetIf you’ve bought a worm bin from us at the Kansas City Farmer’s Market, chances are we gave you a simple info sheet to help you get started. In case we didn’t (or you used it to feed your hungry worms!), you can now find it online here!

And as always, if you ever have questions, suggestions or comments, please let us know–we love to hear from folks! Leave a comment or email us: thegreenwormkc @

June 2, 2008 at 12:49 am Leave a comment

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