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Make a change: Green tip #6

January 8, 2008
Posted in Green tips, Lifestyle

It really is a waste to throw kitchen leftovers into the dustbin when, with the help of a few worms, it could so easily be converted into nutritious organic fertiliser. And, before you turn your nose up at the thought of keeping a bucketful of little wrigglies as pets, consider this: Cape Town’s famous, five-star Mount Nelson Hotel has a wormery and it’s causing such excitement that it’s even been on TV.

A wormery is ideal for people who don’t have space to make a compost heap and it doesn’t appear to be that complicated to set up and maintain one. Wizzard Worms, based in KwaZulu-Natal, offers to deliver just the worms (by courier – who’d have thought?) or they can deliver a complete wormery (they cost just under R600, including delivery); plus the organisation offers ongoing support and information.

If you want to know more, Wizzard Worms’ website has tons of information on how a domestic wormery works and how to set one up yourself.