“Out There…Somewhere”: Worms are number 2 at Garden Festival

Out There Somewhere

Mary Alice Woodrum is an award winning gardener, and if you talk with gardeners, a low down topic that might come up…


“Worms are our friends. They are the most wonderful sign you have a healthy garden,” said Mary Alice working in her blue ribbon winning garden exhibit. 

Gardeners have high praise for the lowly worm. So a booth at the Garden Festival about worm castings should not be a surprise.

So worm castings, now I thought…that would be like a mold for worm statues…but no so. Exactly what is this?

“Worm castings is a fancy name for worm poop,” said Caleb Beigay, of Earthen Organics. 

“Say what!!!!”

But gardeners know all about worm castings. 

“Well sure, poop,” said Mary Alice. 

It’s used as fertilizer and for pest control, but how in the world do you go about collecting it so it can work its magic?

“So I like to tell people I put a little bag on the back of the worms and just collect the bag, that would be a lie,” said Caleb. 

But somehow they manage to get castings from the business end of a worm into these containers to sell to gardeners.

“Are you doing a good thing?”

“Yes sir that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m not a used car salesman, I’m a poop salesmen,” said Caleb.

And these folks who love to garden are better off for it.

“Absolutely. I don’t think you could have enough,” said Mary Alice. 

For gardeners it’s like gold. Now isn’t that some castings. 

Out There Somewhere in Augusta, George Eskola WJBF NewsChannel 6

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