Wormfood

Veronika Bond Edaphon

Earthworms are the most important soil builders. Charles Darwin and other experts called them the ‘architects of the soil’. There is a worrying shortage of earthworms in Portuguese soils. But we can bring them back by creating an environment that is attractive for them. And what’s more attractive than food? Earthworms need large amounts of plant materials, rotting plants, including …

Letter to the Earthworms

Veronika Bond Edaphon

Photo: Ricardo Gomez Angel Dear Earthworms, End of September 2017 we were given a small cardboard box. It contained about two or three hands full of garden soil, some fruit and vegetable scraps, and perhaps a dozen earthworms. We were delighted about the gift. Josh had prepared a worm hotel for you. It is made out of four large plastic …