The main idea of Ask a Worm is to repair the connection between consumers and farmers, organic waste and organic food.
So, the main elements of the Ask a Worm cycle are:
- People – families, organizations, companies – who, instead of throwing their food waste to municipal waste containers, without separating it, begin to collect and pre-compost it at the source using bokashi method.
- The pre-composted waste can remain at its “producers” (if they have a garden), or can be taken by small farmers, who are also participating in the project. Or even by small land owners who have a “dacha” and want to take care of its soil. In any case, it goes on the next composting stage, when it becomes valuable compost.
- The farmers who are in the project can offer their products in exchange for compost – or simply establish closer connections with participating consumers, so that consumers can know where their food is coming from and how it is grown.