Jonathan Edward Ziemba

Jonathan Edward Ziemba, Yooper Organic Soil and Vermicompost

Date grant awarded: 4/9/2017

Jonathan Ziemba aims to teach the Keweenaw Peninsula community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about the benefits of vermicomposting to enrich the soil and lessen the dependence on chemicals in farming applications. A vermicompost system will be created on his property and the worms will be fed using organic waste from his large garden and from around his property.

The soil condition is poor in most of the Upper Peninsula. It is rocky and not very fertile, which leads to the use of chemical fertilizers to produce fruits and vegetables. Jonathan will teach the community about vermicomposting at local farmers markets.