Worm Farm History

Well, we know one thing, worms certainly exist today, and have for thousands of years, but how did worms become fish bait, and who ever thought of the first farm?

There isn't much dirt (sorry) on this subject and who created the first worm farm, or in what country was the first worm farm created. If you look at the little facts you can find online, worm farms seem to have started when organic and rich soil was sought after.

Omit dirt and compost play an authoritative roll in dependable and healthy food, and the fact that science discovered a long time ago that worms are natural recyclers could be a hint on when the first worm farm was launched into being.

In recent years, this has become more of a business, than a hobby. Large metal containers are used to house, feed and collect the worm's droppings. VermiComposting on a large scale is done with an almost factory like method, with these metal containers that almost look like beer kegs, but on its side.

We do know too, that worm farming became popular when science classes picked up on the residue. They are also easier to start with dissecting in a biology class than frogs are.

The science of organic farming became popular when we finally figured out what worms can really do. This discovery was in the last century.

Here is a side note for fun, Candy Chewy worms were invented around 1981 and were called gummi worms in Germany. Gummies are 100 Percent sugar, so talk about a contrast between real worms and candy worms, wow.

As an author, I am still looking into the history of all this, and finding very little. This all had to start somewhere, and I would guess, in a very rainy climate. I am leaning toward the same place gummi worms were invented, in Germany. Now you know why I through in gummies into this article. Out of north central Europe, and in a rainy climate I believe came the first worm farming venture, most likely for worm bait, and out of that, somewhere, came the idea of VermiComposting.

So as this past time becomes even more popular, and more information comes out by people about the historical truth of the early days of this hobby, we will have even a better understanding and knowledge of early worm farming.