We basically make money composting. Fact is we compost more than we trash even after our chickens get first peck at the good stuff. So we are feeding a composting machine to use to grow healthy food, which we eat and compost the rest. Thus completing a natural cycle (soil-grow-soil).
I some times wonder how many of our friends and family compost too? Furthermore, I am really curious what percentage of homes in SLO do too?
To me, it makes more sense to compost and make rich soil than to drive out to buy it. Check out this awesome worm resource they are your ideal work force SLO COUNTY WORMS They write:
Composting worms are specialized surface dwellers, typically living in very rich organic matter such as manure, compost heaps or leaf litter. The most common variety is Eisenia fetida, although it’s larger cousin, Eisenia hortensis (a.k.a. the ‘European Nightcrawler’) is commonly used as well (and more often sold as bait worms). You may also hear Eisenia fetida called red worms, red wigglers, manure worm, tiger worm, and of course, plain ole composting worms. It isn’t likely that you will find this species on your property unless you live on a farm, or happen to introduce them into your compost heap. Why? Because these special worms thrive on organic matter, not dirt, like the earthworm, we hope to find in our gardens (meaning you likely have healthy soil!).
Read more and purchase worms on their website SLO COUNTY WORMS