Artist Title Album Label
Elijah Larsen Intro to the episode
Cathy Nesbitt On the "ew!" factor, and why worms are such great ambassadors for environmentalism
Trout Fishing in America Nobody Big Trouble
Alexei Shamaluev PSA for great food in Smithers
Noam Chomsky PSA for community radio
Shane Ivers PSA for adventure in north central BC
Elijah Larsen segue into the second half
Cathy Nesbitt On setting up a vermicomposter
Tom Waits Metropolitan Glide Real Gone
Elijah Larsen Worms: the new environmental heroes

Worms: The Original Alchemists!

If you’ve been to your local dump recently, you’ll know we have a waste management problem. We’ve tried to reduce our attachment to plastics, and to reuse containers. We recycle. And still, there’s too much garbage. The average Canadian produces a tonne of waste each year; an estimated 1/2 - 1/3 of household waste is organic matter. But there’s an easy fix. Vermicomposting is a great way to reduce the amount of waste we throw away. Worms play a big role in waste management, soil production and food security, all important topics these days. 

Health and Wellness Advocate Cathy Nesbitt is an award-winning environmental innovator. And I met her over a squirm of worms.


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