NEWS / Production of worm-compost
Several years of attempts and documentation are backgrounding the enterprise of László Mátyás (Vãcãrești, Harghita county), which seems to be registered soon. Production of worm-compost seems to be easy, but - as the entrepreneur said - every job has its own trick.
He met this theme a few years ago in a Romanian magazine, and he was curious about the possibilities. He starts to search an existing worm-farm, and he found it in Tiszakeszi, Hungary: there he could observe the whole process of making compost with the help of earth-worms on a farm which is producing compost from 20 years. As conclusion Mátyás decided to start his own enterprise, which maybe, after years this could provide an income for the family.
Starting from almost nothing he managed to put his enterprise on wheels. He also had a good timing, because simultaneously Csík LEADER Local Action Group launched the financial opportunities for development of Small and Medium Enterprises, and the aims of these measure fits with the notion of the worm-farm.
Nowadays the humus is made by several sedulous tiny animals (the earth-worm), and, thanks to the creativity of the children, the enterprise has a logo, too, called Humusiculorum. They only have to sift and pack the humus, in order to start selling the products. Hand-sifting and packaging is needs too much time, these phases would be mechanized with the support of Csík LEADER LAG.
“The worm-humus is high-quality natural manure, made of biologically active organic elements. It increases the quality of the soil, and can be strewed much more easily, the manure produced in stables” – evidenced Mátyás the advantages of the worm-humus. As he said, it could be used for fertilizing plants from the field and in horticulture, too, but the flowers from pots are blooming more intensively on this soil. The humus makes possible to harvest high-quality products and it is indisposed eco- and bio-agriculture.