Healthy Soils Activity: The Worm Count
Worms are the poster child of healthy soil. They are the most efficient and hardworking invertebrates in the soil ecosystem for decomposing dead plants and animals and producing castings rich in organic matter. Worms happily dwell, burrow, and reproduce in soils with adequate moisture and organic matter. The Worm Count provides a very reliable method of measuring the levels of organic matter in your soil.