Re: Fund raising -- oh, really?
- Subject: Re: [cg] Fund raising -- oh, really?
- From: Alliums <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 18:21:18 -0400
> We have a high quaility worm casting product which has just been
>classified as a biochemical pesticide and permission given to register
>as an insect repellency from the EPA.
Huh? As someone who has done vermiculture for some time, could you explain
to the list just how this became a "biochemical pesticide" and how you
discovered it was an insect repellent. Even more specifically, *which
insects* does it repel -- and how to you know this?
Considering the high N contect in worm castings and the fact that high N
fertilizer has been shown to be an insect ATTRACTANT as the plants rapidly
pump out tender succulent growth that your average non-beneficial insect
prefers to munch on, your statements (unless backed up by some serious
reseach data) seem counter-intuative at best.
>We thought that instead of going
>through the regular channels for distribution we would offer it as a
>fund raising activity for any community gardens that were interested to
Excuse my East Coast intractability (where is Adam when you need him? ;-D),
but I smell fungus gnats (in-joke for the vermiculturists among us) -- I'd
like a WHOLE lot more detailed information about these products before
ANYONE on this list becomes a "distributor".
Just being a nasty, suspicious East Coast community gardener who never looks
gift manure -- oh, never mind! ;-D
Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
A mission of
St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
community_garden maillist - firstname.lastname@example.org