Earthbound Farms Loves Earthworms

“‘Here, you dig the earth and there are earthworms,’ says Kodet. ‘In my 22 years working for a conventional grower, I never saw an earthworm.’ ” THE FACES OF ORGANIC / EARTHBOUND FARM: Backyard farmers emerge as top organic produce brand

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Honey, what’s for dinner?

Worms, of course! “They taste like cockles, earthy and a bit bitter,” he said, describing the blanched worms he ate, having heard that earthworm was used to cure fever in Indonesia. New Straits Times – Malaysia News...

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Be Good to Your Worms

The Salt Lake Tribune reminds us that “bumpy lawns can drive some homeowners crazy. Even while acknowledging that worms are beneficial in the long run, many people ask how they can kill this lawn ‘pest.’ ” Boy, does that drive me crazy. People, a lawn with a good earthworm population is a healthy lawn! Be happy! Celebrate! Seriously, if you’ve got time to worry about little tiny piles of earthworm castings in...

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Invite a Worm to Dinner

In honor of Earth Day, Organic Valley Family of Farms would like you to hold an Earth Dinner to celebrate the planet’s bounty. “Make it simple or make it splendid! From a potluck dinner to a masterful multi-course presentation–any style works for an Earth Dinner. The key is to know the origins of what’s being served-how it was grown, where it came from, who grew it, its nutritional value. Each dish brought to the table...

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Extinct taxonomists?

Speaking of extinct earthworms-and we were–here’s a funny little story from a funny little planet about another vanishing species–oligochaetologists. Make of it what you will. Berkeley Daily Planet

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The Missing Tiller

An excerpt from an excerpt from a new novel on Upton Sinclair called U.S.! by Chris Bachelder, in which titles for a book on earthworms are imagined…and said book is then imaginatively sent to the remainder bin. Sigh. NPR : ‘U.S.!': Resurrecting Upton Sinclair: ” The strong, near-rotten smell in the car made me remember the way the summer rains would bring up long, knotty earthworms in the streets of my childhood neighborhood....

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