Earthworm Watch

  • Last updated: 11 November 2022
Earthworms are the organic growers' best friends. Did you know, there are 27 species in the UK, and healthy farmland will have up to one and three quarter million worms per acre.
Worms in organic compost

We are calling you to take part in a nationwide earthworm survey. Earthworm Watch is hosted by Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London, in association with the Earthworm Society of Britain. They hope to map worm presence in soils and green spaces - Garden Organic members and supporters will provide essential information on worm presence in organic growing soils.

If you want to know more about your slithery best friends, read on. How do they improve soil structure, make compost and clean contaminated soils? And, sadly, it's not true that if you cut a worm in half you get two worms.....