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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask to be put on our email list to be notified when a CSV share will become available in your area.