There are only a few Saturdays left at the Redding Farmers Market to have the opportunity to connect with Ken Waranius, one of the coolest people you will ever meet. Ken is a master in soil enhancement and worms.
At Farmers Market, you will find him towards the back right corner. He is hard to miss; usually sitting on his tailgate with a huge smile, under the white tent making new friends, and sharing wisdom. Ken offers garden soil testing, worm farm starter kits, worm castings and liquid gold (Aerated Compost Tea). All things that will ensure your garden will thrive this season. If you plan on doing anything this season he is the man to talk to!
Worm castings are the soil amendment for all types of plants, but they are specifically great for growers who want to grow organically. Castings not only improve yield, they protect plants from pests. While many growers commonly associate composting with hard work, using this method is relatively easy. Surprisingly, worm beds have the advantage of not costing much money on the setup for the farm, and the setup is relatively simple. Basically, all we need is a good environment for the worms and plenty of food supply to work their magic.
One of the first steps towards having a beautiful thriving organic garden is to smile take a deep breathe and call 2-heaven (243-2836) here to answer any questions you have. Always here to help to make your day brighter and your garden greener.
Ken Waranius brings 50 years of experience to the soil amendment industry creating luscious, healthy, plants. He studied under Elaine Ingram from the University of Oregon. He is passionate about teaching nutrition dense, organic food growing techniques. Ken is a frequent guest lecturer at garden clubs, churches, the Farm Bureau, The Vinaculture Association, and Shasta County public school including local colleges. Ken is in the business of farming worms, soil testing, worm castings, aerated compost tea. You can always find him telling fantastic stories at the Redding Farmers Market. He lives with his loving wife Connie of 45 years in Redding California and loves to go sailing with their only son, Brook. Kens knowledge and experience give him a unique ability to come into any situation that includes “dirt” and work his magic. The tools and experience he brings to unlock the earth to increase growth, promote healthy thriving plants and exponentially increase potential yields.