We started in 2019 with just 10,000 worms, producing worm castings for plant sales. Today we have over 400,000 worms. Our journey has taught us so much about soil, how to restore it, and the secrets of the microorganisms that make it. It led us to expand our business and focus our energies on fostering and nurturing these incredible little creatures. They are the key to restoring our dying soils and recapturing the social and economic benefits that healthy soils can bring our communities.
Our goal at Back to Earth Works is to restore the life-giving soils under our feet. By providing our local area with natural products that are not only effective but also safe for our planet, environment, communities, and families.
In the 16th Century, Leonardo da Vinci said, "We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot." Today science is providing us with answers about soil. Revolutionary insights have exposed the importance of the interconnective relationship between plants, soil, and microbiology. There is much yet to learn about the soil under our feet, but we know enough to restore it at a rapid rate that provides results in one growing season. Back to Earth will continue to follow and embrace good science and challenge the conventional methods of decades past.
We firmly believe we are achieving this goal with our top-of-the-line worm castings and continued quest to produce even more effective amendments. Creation of our worm castings requires diversion of organic wastes away from traditional management methods that can be environmentally damaging. We replace these traditional methods with a process that not only results in a carbon sink, but creates an excellent organic habitat for both soil microbes and plants, to produce clean, healthy, and safe foods,lawns, and communities.
Worm castings are a high-quality form of organic matter. If you want to learn more about the impacts organic matter can have on plant health, growth, yield, and dollar, check out this incredibly informative video “Regeneration of Our Lands: A Producer’s Perspective l Gabe Brown l TEDxGrandForks”