by Sean Herman
I’ve always been fascinated by worms. As a child I would spend many summer mornings crawling around in my muddy, chinaberry tree well in search of the illusive night crawlers. I would dig them up with my right hand and tightly hold a wad of them in my left. As soon as the wad was big enough, I would taunt my nearby action figures with the “giant red snakes” I had collected.
I’ve matured a bit since then, and my appreciation for worms has grown greater over the years. I learned about worm-bin composting while interning at La ‘Akea Permaculture Community in 2005, and I’ve incorporated vermiculture into all my gardening endeavors since then. I’ve recently started a small-scale “urban farm” in central Tucson. I have chickens, raised gar….