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Earthworm farming guide collection

Earthworm farming guide collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Earthworm farming guide collection
Creator: Morgan, Charlie
Creator: Carter, Hugh A. (Alton), Sr., 1920-1999
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1975
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms3855
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Worm farming (vermiculture) is the act of breeding and raising earthworms. There are many benefits to farming worms, mostly centering around their role in soil fertilization through aeration and composting. Worms are also bred for use as fishing bait.

Hugh A. Carter, Sr. served in the Georgia State Senate from 1967 to 1981, succeeding his first cousin Jimmy Carter. He also owned a bait shop and antique store in his native Plains, GA.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of instructional guides and order forms pertaining to earthworm farming and raising crickets. Three manuals are authored by Charlie Morgan, and several others were penned by Hugh A. Carter of Plains, GA.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Earthworm farming guide collection, ms 3855, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Georgia.
Carter, Hugh A. (Alton), Sr., 1920-1999
Earthworm culture.
Manuals (instructional materials)
Morgan, Charlie
Plains (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Manuals and order forms