Ed Needs A Van: Here’s Why

March 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The worm business in Chicago may be getting competitive. Growing Power Iron Street Farm has been worm composting since the farm opened and produces their “black gold” worm castings.  The Urban Worm Girl has been spreading the power of worm composting in the home to many. A new worm business has sprung up over the last couple of years, Nature’s Little Recyclers that was residing in the basement of The Plant until just a few days ago and now has moved to First Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1649 W. Le Moyne.

You may have seen a twitter handle scroll by, @EdNeedsAVan or @NLRWorms. Here is Ed’s fund raising page on Indiegogo.com on his worm business and which has a unique video explaining why he is trying to raise $10,000 for a van. His plan is to collect coffee grinds from many of the local coffee roasters and shops as well as food waste products to feed to his worms who get very hungry and eat a lot!

We like coffee, this sounds like a great way to recycle coffee grinds and we love recycling, so we are helping to spread the word about Ed so hopefully he can get his van and start collecting more grinds!