The Urban Worm
Worm fertiliser carefully made in Nottingham
The Urban Worm is a community interest company based in our home town of Nottingham. Anna de la Vega is the heart and soul behind this great company and travels the world being passionate about worms! Her company is committed to raising the profile of worm farming as the ecological and economical solution for organic waste management and organic agriculture. They support schools, communities, businesses, farmers and families harnessing the power of the humble earthworm to build the foundations for food production to flourish, and for societies to thrive in the face of adversity.
"Worms are more powerful than the African elephant and more important to the economy than the cow" according to Charles Darwin*, who also noted that "their sexual passion is strong enough to overcome for a time their dread of light" Go Worms!
Naturally we're delighted to be work with The Urban Worm to help spread their message. We have a joint mission the revitalise the earth!
To find out more about their work see here.
Why Plants Love Worm Manure
• Direct Use
The only fresh manure not to scorch plants. Seeds can be sown direct in 100% worm manure.
• Healthy Plant Development
Teeming with minerals and nutrients essential for the development of strong cell walls.
• Long Lasting
Concentrated nutrient base that slow releases as and when required by the plant.
• Moisture Retention
Holds up to 50% moisture, building resilience against drought and heavy rainfall as a consequence of climate change.
• Optimal Growth
Contains auxins and cytokinins, growth hormones promoting fibrous roots healthy plant development.
• Highly Concentrated
One tablespoon provides enough nutrients for a plant to thrive throughout the growing season.
• Disease Control
Contains fungus eating nematodes and protozoa.
• Pest Control
Contains high levels of chitinase a natural insect repellent.
• Improves Soil
Cylindrical shape prevents compaction, aiding drainage and root development.
*Darwin wrote about worms in 1881 ago in his snappily titled "The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms". This turned out to be his final book. We'll working on adding some more up to date information on this subject so close to our hearts - watch this space.