Kiwanis hears about worms

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bill Jones visited the Tryon Kiwanis Club to talk about worms. He has studied vermicology, the biology of earthworms, and he told the club some facts about earthworms, such as there are estimated to be more than one million worms on every acre of land in the country. Worm castings (manure) is the richest dirt, which is why every gardener and farmer wants to have plenty of worms around. Vermicompost is the product or process of composting utilizing various species of worms, usually red wigglers. Kiwanis Club member Ernie Giannini (left) invited Jones (right) to speak at the meeting. The children’s book “In the Park” will be given to a local school in Jones’ honor. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)