Almost a “closed loop” worm farm

On October 26th and 27th I attended my 3rd Vermiculture Conference which was actually the 18th annual Conference hosted by Rhonda Sherman at NCSU in Raleigh, NC.

While there one of the speakers introduced me to a new term…Closed Loop.  This term refers to a system in which some or all of its output is used as its input.

What a lot of people don’t know about me is that I also raise meat rabbits for our consumption and also I breed for a couple of snake owners as another source of local fresh food for their snakes.  The rabbits manure is fed to the worms and any excess is added to my garden spot and raised beds.  I cut grass and weeds to help with feed costs with the rabbits

I collect a small amount of used coffee grounds from an outside source and sometimes I collect cardboard.  But I mostly use items from around the house for the worms… delivery boxes, kitchen waste, leaves, yard waste (very aged grass), chipped up tree limbs.

I am almost a closed loop worm farm !!