I’ve been following Bentley Christie’s Red Worm Composting site for quite some time now, just reading over the material and watching videos to prep myself for suddenly owning 1,000 pets. Other than the first night where nearly every worm in the bin tried to escape (I realized there weren’t enough air holes!), it’s been a breeze maintaining them and watching them multiply. His expertise certainly helped me become a professional in short time, and I thank him for that.
His writing style is a trip, and I’ve been begging him to write a guest article for this page for quite some time (feel free to harass him). When he told me he was near completion with writing a book, I was thinking to myself “finally, the end-all be-all worm guide with every possible tip and trick ever”. Nope!
“My Life With Worms” is actually more about himself than it is about worms, which I think is great. I can imagine some readers might be disappointed, thinking they’re getting a huge worm guide…however he says it over and over that it isn’t that.
He does talk about his rise in the worm world (he doesn’t call it that, he’s too modest) and all of his realizations and failures along the way. To say the least, his story is pretty damn inspiring, and you can tell that he’s writing from a position of honesty, passion and success.
In the remainder of the book, he goes through a number of worm-related business ideas and touches on how they can be brought to life. While I wasn’t looking to start a worm business, he certainly made me think a bit more about how to further incorporate vermicomposting into my current passions. How many of you out there have worm bins? If not, check out his site and get to work.
Anyway, if you’re at all a follower of Bentley’s worm websites, this book is obviously a must. It really puts into perspective why he does what he does, and how he’s interested in helping you do what you should be doing. After reading, it definitely helped me feel that much better about what I’m interested in, and to keep at it. Bentley’s a great dude and I highly suggest getting in touch with him. He’s a solid dude with a solid message that we can all learn from.
Click here to check out “My Life With Worms”