Vermicomposting (and Related Fields)

If you’ve spent any time reading my various descriptions of the WFA and the MWF Video Course you’ve likely noticed that I almost always make an effort to indicate that it’s not ONLY vermicomposting (worm farming etc) we’re talking about here. I think it’s safe to say that most of the WFA members will end up having a common interest in vermicomposting, but they certainly won’t all own a vermicomposting business (or be interested in starting one) – and THIS, believe it or not, is one of the things that really excites me about the WFA. When you bring together people from a wide range of disciplines, each of whom has a completely unique set of experiences, skills and interests, there is the potential for some really amazing synergy to take place.

My own passion for vermicomposting, while certainly starting with the humble “worm bin”, has developed to the point where I’m now much more excited about the various ways this process can be integrated into other, larger systems – not to mention tied in with countless types of businesses, such as:

– organic food gardening/farming
– restaurants/coffee shops
– landscaping
– nurseries/horticulture
– aquaponics
– breweries
– mushroom growing
– stables/racetracks
– etc

Apart from this, there are also various related fields to consider as well:

– backyard and large-scale “regular” composting
– Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) “composting”
– bokashi

Starting/developing a business that focuses on one (or all) of these other waste management approaches would involve a lot of the same steps as with a strictly-vermicomposting business.

Anyway – just wanted to explain WHY it is that I insist on constantly including “and related”, “or similar” etc every time I start talking about a “worm business”.

Bottom-line – I’m really looking forward to watching as our community of worm farming (and related) enthusiasts continues to grow and develop!

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  1. I like the “and related” aspect of this WFA, Bentley! Though I raise three types of worms, my primary focus is my Black Soldier Fly business. Thankfully though, it is indeed related to vermicomposting and I look forward to hearing what those in the vermicomposting business are doing so as to glean some ideas for the BSF biz.

    • Bentley
    • February 7, 2011

    HaHa – great to see you here, Brian! You certainly came to mind as I was writing this post.
    Anyway – looking forward to talking more on the “inside”!

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