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Congratulations on the re-issue!

Id like to promote to'Worms...' on Lewisham Gardens ( would it be ok if I used the book image?

Do you some more PR info? With maybe a few quotes, reviews and images.


Totally understand the love story, and glad to hear about the rerelease!

I've had worm bins for 8 years or so, in the basement through our New England winters. They eat the leavings of my husband's cook-fests, delight my kids and their friends, and have made cameo appearances in all of my urban and small-space gardening workshops.

One of the most interesting things I've learned about earthworms is that you can find them almost anywhere: in a pot filled with "sterile" soil-free mix on a balcony, in a leaf-filled rain gutter -- amazing.

My first worm-in-tub experience started fine but ended up badly. Would love to try again!

I would love a worm composting system! I've been trying to convince my husband that this is a great idea (he's not so fond of creepy-crawlies, but I'm working on it). Perhaps if I were to win one, that might help build my case...

I have often wondered if a worm bin would work here in SE Texas...It gets so blasted hot and humid in the summer. Would this work?

I've heard so much about worm composting, how great the compost is for the garden and how much fun it is to have one. Winters here are cold enough that they have to be kept indoors, so I think a system like the one offered here is the way to go. I would love to win one!

I see you are following in famous footsteps. In 1881, twenty two years after his more famous "On the Origin of Species" Charles Darwin published his book "The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms". It was a culmination of forty years of study. Darwin showed that, instead of being a pest, which was the common view at the time, worms were responsible for all of the arable land in Great Britain.

I know you refer to Darwin and his book in yours. Darwin's genius was to look at a common creature which everyone took for granted and discover it's true nature. I think some current lawn chemical companies ought to read both books.

Congrats on the book. Love the cover! Here is my true worm story. When we first got our community garden plot we decided to build raised beds. We have very heavy clay soil and had to dig out massive fennel herb roots that had infested the garden under the previous owner before we could make the beds. We ripped up and were carting out so much earth in the process of removing the fennel that I was afraid we were losing all our earthworms. So I started extracting every worm I could find in the outgoing mess and putting them back in the garden. My family thought I was crazy. But how is clay soil going to get better if you lose all your earthworms?! LOL.

I want this soooo badly!

Oh jeepers, I would love to read this. Here is my earthworm related comment: on mornings after it has rained my 21-month-old son and I go on long walks and rescue any and all marooned earthworms we see.

Congratulations on the reissue of your book! I would love to win it. I already have tons of earthworms outside so if I win, I will give that part of the prize to my neighbor who will surely use it. I am having a hard enough time finding room for my seeds that I am starting!

I've been meaning to start composting. I'd love to get started this way!

Isn't that a beautiful system! I've attended classes on vermiculture, but I've only recently moved to a place I could do it.

Bravo to the ever-stalwart Algonquin for keeping The Earth Moved in many amazing titles disappear (if they even reach print!)and Algonquin is one of the good guys for first publishing, and then maintaining excellent books - like yours. Kudos to Miss Amy, too, for persisting as well.

I run a garden club at the local elementary school and do environmental presentations all over the county. I would love to have a worm bin at home that I could sometimes transport with me to show kids how easy and not smelly worm composting is!

I've been trying to convince a friend of mine who doesn't have the space for a full compost bin that worms are for her and her pretty flower beds, but I've not succeeded yet! Maybe if I just showed up with a bin and starter kit one day it would convince her!

Hot damn, this is great.(I really like the design of the antique-y ad/book title page.)Congratulations on your re-issue and I would LOVE to get in the drawing, book and/or bin! If I had a worm bin I would share the progeny with like-minded worm loving neighbors--and spread the squiggle.

I'm definitely pro-worm. Although there are many books about the microcosmos in the soil these days, your writing is so great that I'll have to check this out. Congrats Amy.

Congratulations on the re-release. My husband is an elementary school science teacher and last year he prepared a lesson on earthworms for the first graders in his inner city school. When he walked into his second class, the children ran to meet him, quivering with excitement and fear. "Is it true? Is it? We heard at recess that we are going to touch worms today!" Even now, a year later, they come up to him in the hall exclaiming, "You let us touch worms!" I would love to win this and donate it to the school. They are installing a rain garden this year, so they could use the compost in that garden.

Worms ARE cool. My sister and I used to 'hunt' night crawlers with a flashlight to see who could find the biggest one. I have been thinking about getting a worm bin, since I can't keep squirrels out of my compost, and it amazes me how many people are horrified by the idea!

That books looks great and I have always wanted a worm bin. There's something inspirational about worms.

I had a pet earthworm named Charlotte as a child. I was forever chastising her that she kept trying to make a break for the grass instead of the pot I thought made a better home. I know better now: Large raised beds are helping my sons keep their "pets" in check!

Great book! It helped me make sense of my own gardening methods. I let the worms do all the digging. They're better at it than me.

Thank you for the enticing giveaway, and congratulations on the re-issue of your book!

I'd love to be entered for the book/bin--the bin would save me a lot of work (as I currently have my worms in a sheetrock bucket below the sink), and I'm sure I could learn a lot from the book! Thanks again!

My first (and thus far only) experience with worm farms was while I was having a bridesmaid's dress tailored in New Zealand. The tailor's husband decided that while I was literally pinned in place, he would entertain me with the benefits of worm farming. Since we lived in a shoebox apartment at the time, I was only mildly interested. Fast forward to now - we have a garden! We have no worms! Well, maybe one or two, but definitely not a full family.

I'd love the book and bin so I can finally see what that tailor's husband was really talking about. :) Thanks!

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