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20th Annual Vermiculture Conference

On October 26–27, 2019, NC State’s 20th Annual Vermiculture Conference will be held on Centennial Campus at The James …

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Video on Setting Up a Worm Bin

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage is a new video in the Homegrown From NC State Extension News series. In …

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage

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

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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 …

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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 …

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