Featured: Fertile Earth Foundation
Fertile Earth Foundation will receive: $57.30 from 45 Microists
Fertile Earth Foundation was created to educate, inspire and spark change in the community. By hosting events that showcase topics relating to how corporations can lessen their footprint on Earth. They aim to bring abundance, health and self-sufficiency to the community through these events. Fertile Earth Foundation also supports environmentally focused research and bringing sustainable ideas to South Florida. Donations go towards hosting these important events for community education.
An excerpt from their most recent blog, “Tradegy at the Worm Farm” Three weeks ago our worm farm was wiped out by an infestation of flatworms -parasitic, invasive, prolific breeders whose favorite meal happens to be earthworms. On Saturday, when we gone through most of the beds…I realized that we had lost 95% of our worms…
… There was no turning back, no salvaging more worms. The worms were gone. Partly out of negligence and ignorance (I had NO idea that flatworms were an issue and it wasn’t even on my radar) and partly just pure luck. It turns out that this is a very rare occurrence that hasn’t been heard of for 5 years in Florida and even the top vermiculturists in the US know little to nothing about it.
In the end, I guess if you take everything that happens as a learning experience, there’s always a benefit, no matter how ‘tragic’ it might seem at the moment. I’ve never met a worm farmer that didn’t lose his/her crop at one point or another. I guess if worm farming were easy, there would be more people doing it. I think I’m wiser and more knowledgeable from this experience and I’m just happy that it happened at the beginning than a couple years down the road. Now we know what to look out for. And I think the saying is true - what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Get Involved with Fertile Earth Foundation
Check out the list of events that Fertile Earth Foundation will be holding and attending. Show your support by attending or volunteering.
Fertile Earth Foundation runs projects that everyone can participate in. Look at their current projects and contact FEF if you’re interested in helping!
Fertile Earth Foundation has set up this shop to create a simple means to empower people to be the change they want to be in the world. Whether you just want the worm castings and tea to improve the sustainability of your garden, combat pests naturally, grow better quality, healthier food the way Mother Nature intended, or you want to combat global warming, do your part to conserve resources and prevent organics from entering the landfills, we have something for you! And remember, 100% of the proceeds go to support Fertile Earth’s projects and your purchase is tax-deductible.
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