27 January 2007

Garden Related Business Ideas

On the east coast, in Trenton New Jersey, a 19-year old started a gardening related business.

He and his college friends gathered all the food waste from their college, Princeton University. They grew worms in the collected garbage and sold the resulting fertilizer in used soda bottles.

The company, called TerraCycle, has grown 300 to 600 percent every year. They project $100 million in sales by 2015.

Plants love worm fertilizer and retailers do, too. Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Home Depot and some WalMart locations stock it. Target is on line to carry the product next year.

TerraCycle puts 30,000 gallons of worm fertilizer into 50,000 bottles a week. Look for this great, organic product.

The full article is at
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/26/worm.fertilizer/index.html

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