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Earthworms at Work

The last post of Phillip Bradley was about no till farming practices, cover cropping and direct sowing. We have farmers in France doing this also. They are very active, always testing new cover crops and different ways to work. Here is their site, with plenty of videos — sometimes in English, usually in French. These French farmers are passionate about worms — because worms work for them all the time. As we know, they aerate the soil by creating channels, they break down plant material and they mix clay and humus — but did you actually see them at work yet?

Take a look at the two videos on this page. The first is in English (top) and the second in German. Don’t worry, you don’t need to understand the German narration.

Next time I’ll show you how to discover and spot worm shelters — “les petites cabanes” as we call them.


  1. Thanks Vincent for the info on the French Farming scene… and the videos are fantastic… always great to see in visual form what we understand and imagine in our minds!

  2. Hello Vincent,
    I’ve seen your name a few times on permaculture posts and holistic management and I’ve seen you’re from Bayonne… I currently live in Bayonne and starting my farm in les Landes at the same time, it would be nice to contact me to talk about it because we probably have many common interests.
    Merci et à bientôt j’espère,

    Pierre (fermedomaine .at. gmail . com)

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