Leavenworth Prison Uses Vermiculture And Sustainable Farming

Worm Farming

The prison composts food waste. Then, through an inmate-run system known as vermiculture (or worm farming), that compost is eaten by thousands of red wiggler worms. The worms, through natural processes, then change the waste into rich, organic soil and liquid fertilizer that Mason calls “black gold.”

Leavenworth prison farm trains inmates, feeds needy


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