Why do I need microbiology in my soil?

In its natural state, soil is full of life, from the wee guys like bacteria, fungi, and the protozoa to the larger arthropods and worms. They work in harmony with everything that grows in that soil, helping to nurture, and protect it. There is always a symbiotic relationship. When we disturb the soil this balance is broken and both plants, and microorganisms suffer.

What is vermiculture?

Vermiculture is the raising of compost worms for the production of worm castings.

Worm castings are the manure (excretions) of worms. They are almost completely odorless and packed full of healthy microorganisms, and nutrients.

What are the benefits of using compost or vermicompost?

– Enhance plant growth and vibrancy

– Act as a natural fertilizer or plant food

– Slow release essential nutrients into the soil

– Strengthen plant roots

– Aid in moisture retention and aeration

– Odorless and Non Toxic

– Safe to use on all indoor and outdoor plants

– Are High in Microbiology like Bacteria and Fungi

Where can I use compost and vermicompost?

Everyone who grows anything!  Here are some examples:  home owners- give lawns a boost while using something safe for pets and children, gardeners of all kinds, tree owners, farmers, and ranchers- fertilizer for land for feed, pastures and even spraying barns and horse stalls to reduce odour.  Also athletic fields- better turf, means less irrigation costs and a softer pitch so less injuries.  School yards, it’s all about the kids and eliminating the use of chemicals.  Golf courses, who doesn’t like beautiful greens without algae blooms in the water hazards.  Zoo’s, need those pens neutralized from that terrible ammonia smell.  On your existing compost piles to inoculate them with more biology.  There are a wide variety of people and lands that can benefit from partnering with microbiology

They can be used on any outdoor and indoor plants. Castings can be worked into the soil anytime you plant. Don’t worry you can never use too many castings. They won’t ever burn your lawn or plants like chemical fertilizers may. After initially mixing castings into your soil try applying casting tea once a week for optimal growth and vibrancy. You will see the difference.

What is Permaculture?

From Verge Permaculture to you:

To put it simply: Permaculture is a framework that allows you to take all of the most cutting edge environment and social solutions and weave them together into something that is guaranteed to work long term.

To put it more technically: Permaculture is a design system for shelter, energy, waste, water and food production and provides concepts, tools, techniques and strategies that empower individuals to create human environments that are not only sustainable, but regenerative.  It is a design system based in science & guided by ethics.