Many of us have a memory related to worms…. Was it a worm coming out from your garden in a rainy day? As a kid playing with worms? Worms in a fishing trip or maybe worms in your golf court?
Worms have been very important in the past decades as well as today. In 2010, worms will feed hungry populations, worms will produce collagen for skin recovery, worms will produce the best organic fertilizer for healthier crops, and will be used in water filters. My message here is not to underestimate the value of worms (any species) but to encourage the reader to have an open mind towards one of nature’s most fascinating creations.
In Guatemala, worms (through vermiculture skill transferring) have brought underprivileged women living in a slum area a degree of independence, a new hobby, economic income, knowledge and understanding of biological processes and an option for a sustainable future livelihood. Worms and passion for Guatemala’s development have brought together a diverse group of women; rural area immigrants from the highlands to Caribbean afro descendants.
Worms are the future, and having this said, @ Fertilize Your Future project we are ready to keep growing worms and transform polluting degradable waste into organic fertilizer. This year, Byoearth and Junkabal hope to encourage more women to join the project and discover the amazing adventure of breeding worms.