Community Supported Vermiculture (CSV) – What is it?

Community Supported Vermiculture (CSV) is very similar to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where a farmer asks her or his local community of buyers to pay in advance for a share of the products produced on the farm.  The share price is determined ahead of time by the farmer to help cover the upfront costs of growing a number of crops or taking care of various animals for meat production.

Community Supported Vermiculture works in a similar way where a vermiculturalist, one who raises earthworms, asks her or his local community of buyers to pay in advance for a share of the organic soil amendments produced from feedstocks given to earthworms.

The organic soil amendment that is produced from earthworms is often called ‘vermicompost’; ‘vermi’ meaning ‘worm’ and ‘compost’ meaning ‘the end product of a controlled process of biological decomposition of organic material”.

If you are interested in purchasing a CSV share, please send an email to purple.glove.organics@gmail.com, and ask to be put on our email list to be notified when a CSV share will become available in your area.

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