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Subject: Worm Bed - Progress Report
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 12:26:58 -0600
From: Nancy Lieder <>

A top priority of the Board last April was Worm Bed prototypes. Funds
were approved, but Ron was spread so thin that he only had time to test
the concept of housing worms in a pail (they prefer cool, and need to be
kept moist). With the infrastructure on the headquarters site (my home)
completed, all new plumbing and electric, with enough power to handle
hydroponics and aquaponics, it was time to build and utilizing the worm

Ron spent some hours and much thought designing worm beds that could be
maintained and harvested easily. Still photos will be available soon
enough, so I will simply say that they are a series of trays, small
enough to be handled, stacked, with drainage to catch the liquid
fertilizer. Roger traveled from Kansas to help in the kickoff of
construction, which entailed removing the seats from my van and several
trips to the lumber yard to haul the supplies home. The cost exceded
the $250 allocated, and Ron personally purchased a table saw and the
like. Issues to be addressed at the next Board Meeting. Many thanks to
Roger for his long hours after a long drive, a gift of time noted on the
Worm Beds web page.