On today’s episode Joe takes us to the Sonoma Valley Worm Farm to meet Jack Chambers. Trained as an airline pilot, Jack found his true passion in gardening.
Jack was directed to the “Worm Farm” by a friend who suggested he buy worms for his compost pile. At the time, Jack didn’t realize how important of a place the Worm Farm would become to him and his family. After putting the worms into his compost bin, Jack left on a 5 day trip not thinking about the effects the worms would have on his compost. After his trip, Jack found the worms had fully transformed the bin into rich, black compost.
Soon after that, Jack found himself transformed into worm farmer selling worm castings, vermicompost tea and sharing the power of worms with others.
Worms provide multiple benefits for gardens, no matter what is growing in your garden. Worm castings and vermicompost teas provide major nutrients in the soil as well as many micronutrients.
In this episode, we look at how a worm farm works and how we can harness the power of worms in our own gardens.
- Sonoma Valley Worm Farm
- Terra Squirma
- Read more about Jack at Red Worm Composting
- Joe’s Blog: My Best Day Ever!
- Chef Nathan’s Recipe: Pan Seared Steak with Blue Cheese and Rutabaga Puree