Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sunday New York Times

Check out my op-ed piece in today's New York Times. You'll be hearing more from me in the months to come about my new book, Flower Confidential, but this will give you a preview.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Oddly Fascinating Animated Video...

shows a worm digesting its food. I love the little cartoon poop left behind at the end. Check it out here:


Saturday, May 06, 2006

Sam James, Worm Hunter

Check out this story about Sam James, earthworm taxonomist who recently found an earthworm in Brazil that was believed to be extinct.

Kansas City infoZine - KU Research Associate Helps Discover Worm Once Thought to be Extinct - USA

Friday, May 05, 2006

More Praise for Earthworms

"Where there's a healthy earthworm population, there will be 1000 miles of burrows per acre, she continues.

"Fields with earthworm tunnels absorb water at a rate of 4-10 times that of fields without worm tunnels."

Worms also act as a biological filter, she maintains.

"They line their burrows with mucus which absorbs any pollutants, such as nitrates and pesticides, which are in the water. "

Earthworms help prevent erosion

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Earthbound Farms Loves Earthworms

"'Here, you dig the earth and there are earthworms,' says Kodet. 'In my 22 years working for a conventional grower, I never saw an earthworm.' "

THE FACES OF ORGANIC / EARTHBOUND FARM: Backyard farmers emerge as top organic produce brand