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Rotarians learn ins and outs of worm business

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By The Staff

Jane Maxwell looks like the sort of woman who would spend her days in a garden banishing weeds and bugs and producing luscious looking flowers that would be the envy of the neighborhood. She instead spends her days building a business that turns dairy cow manure into worm castings that can be black gold for those faux Martha Stewart gardeners. Maxwell was the keynote speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club on June 9, where she acquainted the 40 members with the almost scentless product produced when thousands of earthworms digest and expel the manure.  The club is on a mission to acquaint its members with new and existing businesses in the community. This latest speaker fit right in with the club's "Springs Promise" program which aims to limit the amount of fertilizer byproducts that enter the water system. "What on earth are you supposed to do when you can't keep dumping fertilizer on your grass," Maxwell asked the group. She recalled that the state's springs were once blue and clean. "Frankly they are a mess.


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