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Vermicompost Training
A three day vermicompost basics training was conducted at the Ashrama. Vermicompost is the castings of earthworms. Organic waste gets decomposed by micro-organism and is consumed by earth worms. The castings of these worms is popularly known as vermicompost. Vermicompost can be prepared easily. The essentials are space, cow-dung, organic wastes, and epigeic phytophagous earthworms. Vermicompost is a good organic manure as it improves soil quality. The trainees were taught the process of vermiculture as well as the preparations of physical vermicompost units such as cement tanks, housing of unit, and bedding and feeding material.