Tag Archives: Red worms in the news

Red Worm Composting at Historic Preservation Site in San Antonio, TX

11 Apr

Orlando Cortinas, Landscape Maintenance Technician for Villa Finale in the historic King William district in San Antonio, TX is doing some tremendous work on the museum grounds.  He is bringing this historic property back to life, and working on some exciting organic methods to gardening and landscaping.  Orlando has built a beautiful worm composting pit, and another composting bin for leaves, yard clippings, and food waste.

On my tour of the grounds, Orlando showed me his plans for a greenhouse, and compost tea brewer.  Thanks Orlando, and the National Trust For Historic Preservation for your purchase with TexasRedWorms.com and the tour of your impressive property.

The first National Trust Historic site in Texas, this former home of preservationist and civic leader Walter Mathis was purchased in 1967.  This home originally built in 1876 is now a museum, and a nearly 2 acre showcase along the San Antonio River on former Alamo farm lands.

More than half of U.S. trash could be fed to Red Worms.

20 Oct

According to the E.P.A. and  Yahoo news the average American family throws away 4.5 lbs of table scraps everyday.  Most of which could be eliminated if they had a few red worms.  57% of the trash America puts into landfills is red worm food.  12.7% food, 13.2% yard trimmings, and a whopping 31% paper. Not only could landfill space be greatly reduced, but think of the $ that could be saved if you started composting and red worming.  It’s fun, easy, and great for your yard, plants, and pocket book.

TexasRedWorm.com farmer avoids arrest.

15 Jul

Sweet freedom.  I post this today thankful for the air I breath and that justice was served.  Link below describes my narrow escape from heading up the river.

Texas Gazette