I visited with Doug Knippel of Northwest Redworms in Camas,
Washington yesterday. Doug has 10 acres that he uses to: make large
scale compost, make small scale premium compost, raises various species
of earthworms, raises chickens, and raises black soldier flies. He has
lots of projects going on.
Black soldier flies are a great
composter, they can eat lots that worms will not touch. They are
voracious eaters and the matured grubs can be fed to chickens (chickens
love them!) and fish.
He's a great guy working hard to help recycle organic waste from
local stores into useful gardening products. I volunteered to help out
and learn about his processes. We'll see how it goes.