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Vermiculture is the culture of earthworms. The goal is to continually increase the number of worms in order to obtain a sustainable harvest. The worms are either used to expand a vermicomposting operation or distributed to customers who use them for the same or other purposes.

Vermicomposting is the process by which worms are used to convert organic materials (usually wastes) into a humus-like material known as vermicompost. The goal is to process the material as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Rotary Composters are rolling containers which accelerate the composting process by frequent turning. They allow for easy wheelbarrow access. (See photo)

Ground- based compost piles are the simplest and most basic of composting methods. Various organic materials are layered in an optimal way and turned periodically so as to accelerate decomposition.

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