Financial Benefits.

There are also financial benefits to consider with worm farms.

Fertiliser costs can be greatly reduced as there will be a fresh supply of worm juice (liquid fertiliser) each week, as well as a bathtub full of castings every few months from having a worm farm.

There will be no need to get into the family car, drive to the hardware shop, purchase supplies and drive home again

Worm castings not only provide a fertiliser but can also be used in potting and garden mixes.

Poultry can also enjoy the nutritious benefits of worms. If stocks are large enough the possibility of reduction in feed costs could also be looked at.

By having a worm farm, not only will you be creating a living ecosystem but you will also be creating a thread of self-sufficiency for you and your family.

By doing this you will be helping to reduce:

  • Transport, packaging and labour energy required to pack and ship fertilisers etc.
  • Therefore less plastic is being produced to bag these items:
  • Less cardboard is being produced to package,
  • Less truck, boat, plane emissions to transport,
  • Less green house gases,

And less collective energy is being wasted to create, in most cases, an inorganic chemical.

And after all of that, don’t forget one of the biggest benefits in creating a worm farm, the element of FUN!

Not only will you be helping the environment but you’ll also be helping yourself!

Over 30% of all household rubbish is “green” waste (organic matter) that can be composted and re-used for a productive purpose.

Instead in most cases, it’s hauled away to refuse stations, at the householder’s expense and thrown into landfill where it decomposes, releasing:

  • Atmospheric pollutants (methane and other toxic gases).
  • Groundwater pollutants (via leeching into artesian basins).
  • Surface pollutants, which in turn increases the amount/risk of pest and disease outbreaks.