NC State Extension

News and Updates

Subscription Options
Vermicomposting worms

Worm Composting Workshop July 15

Learn how to recycle kitchen food scraps into nutrient-packed worm compost. This easy, inexpensive, odorless activity will be explained …

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage is an extension fact sheet that was authored by Rhonda Sherman and first published …

wheelbarrel of yardwaste

Over 100 Items Can Be Composted at Home

What CAN be Composted in a Home Composting Bin? Over 100 Items! Autumn leaves, twigs, yard trimmings Grass clippings Vegetables and their …

Cover photo for NC State's 18th Vermiculture Conference

NC State's 18th Vermiculture Conference

NC State’s Vermiculture Conference is the only annual training about earthworm farming and mid-to-large-scale vermicomposting in the world. This …

ALERT: Herbicide Carryover

HERBICIDE CARRYOVER IN HAY, MANURE, COMPOST, AND GRASS CLIPPINGS: Caution to Hay Producers, Livestock Owners, Farmers, and Home Gardeners. Certain …

Earthworm Castings as Plant Growth Media

Researchers worldwide have demonstrated that earthworm castings (vermicompost) have excellent aeration, porosity, structure, drainage, and moisture-holding capacity. This paper …

Cover photo for Teaching Vermicomposting in South America

Teaching Vermicomposting in South America

Rhonda Sherman, Horticultural Science Extension Specialist, traveled to Guyana South America through the sponsorship of Partners of the Americas and …