Charlestown, Nevis (April 30, 2007)
The Department of Agriculture on Nevis is determined to move forward with its thrust towards the use of vermiculture to maximise the benefits from organically produced foods and to ensure sustainability, which an Agriculture official on Nevis said was a simple technology anyone could adopt.
Director of Agriculture on Nevis Dr. Kelvin Daly told the Department of Information in an interview on Monday April 30, 2007, that the use of vermiculture or worm composting, once adapted, would mean savings on fertiliser and insecticides for farmers.
“It is a simple technology, the maintenance is minimal but the rewards are huge because you are doing an organic production. You are taking organic matter and breaking it down and reusing it, so the idea of recycling is heavy. All the paper from the household you use to take to the land field you can shred them and use them as bedding material, the kitchen scraps can be used rather than going to waste.
“Most persons have a garden whether it is a flower or vegetable garden which they can reuse the same products because it is 100 percent safe. There is no chemical or pesticides or herbicides in it and it is totally healthy,” he said.