Chelsea Green Publishing

Wormania!

Size: 4 x 7.5 inch
Publisher:Flower Press
VHS video: 9780942256079
Pub. Date January 19, 2004

Wormania!

Video and Teaching Guide

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VHS video

Available Date:
January 19, 2004

$34.90

Wormania! offers kids a rare opportunity to view exciting images of live worms at work, and demonstrates how anatomy and physiology can be taught without having to dissect the worm. See a nightcrawler drag a leaf across the ground, the rhythmic beating of a worm's five pairs of hearts, and a baby worm hatching from its cocoon.

Songwriter and entertainer Billy B. Brennan and the Brennan kids, Julian, Shannon, and James make this a fast-paced, educational, and entertaining video.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Appelhof

Mary Appelhof, prepared by master’s degrees in biology and education, spent over 30 years working to develop a system for using redworms to process organic waste.  Recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting she received many honors including a National Science Foundation Grant and the National Recycling Coalition’s Recycler of the Year 2005, Lifetime Achievement.

Mary coordinated the highly successful Workshop on the Role of Earthworms in Stabilization of Organic Residues, compiling its proceedings.  She also hosted the Vermillenniumin 2000, which was attended by 129 scientists and worm workers from 19 countries. A former high school biology teacher Mary had the ability to present scientific information in a format easily understood by the layperson.  This is evident in the number of lectures she gave internationally during her lifetime.  Author of Worms Eat My Garbage her self-published book has sold over 200,000 copies and continues to be the handbook on vermicomposting.  Mary, the “Worm Woman of Kalamazoo,” died in 2005.

Caton Gauthier

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This new third edition provides more detail on the anatomy of a red worm.  The chapter on worm species updates the number of species identified to date as well as expands on the use of scientific names.  Other topics covered are the worm bin ecosystem, the care and feeding of worms, setting up a worm bin, harvesting worm castings, and the benefits of castings to plants.

Appelhof also provides plans for building wooden worm bins and shows how to make a bin out of a plastic tub—along with information on the manufactured bins presently available in the marketplace. 

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