In the face of climate change, more people are looking for ways to conserve the environment. Many people are now using food scraps as fertiliser through a process called vermicomposting.
Vermicomposting or vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is the process of having earthworms eat organic material, such as vegetable and fruit peels, and then break it down through digestion to produce high-quality fertiliser.
They consume biomass and excrete it in a digested form called worm castings or worm poop, which is rich in nutrients. The castings promote growth, are beneficial to soil micro flora, and have properties that inhibit pathogenic microbes that could contribute to plant disease.