Vermi composting is now popular in Umingan ,Pangasinan. But producing at the heart of Poblacion East is no joke because of limited space and resources.Those are some of the challenges that Mr. Emiliano Robles has gone through.He learned to convert trash into cash by enganging in vermi composting.There is a great demand for organic fertilizer because farmers are now engaging into organic farming to minimize using commercial or synthetic fertilizer since vermi cast is cheaper than commercial and have a positive effect to the environment.
Some Barangays in Umingan have prohobited the gathering of animal manure in the rice fields so Mr Robles buys animal manure from Balungao ,Pangasinan at 13 pesos per sack pick-up price.
He started his vermi composting last February 2015 with twenty eight (28) kilos of African Night Crawler Eartworm (EUDRILUS EUGENIAE)and after a month he harvested forty five (45) bags of vermicast sold at PhP 180 per bag wholesale price.
To date there are several organizations and individuals that are into vermi composting. They can be found in Don Montano,Calitlitan,Prado, Caurdanetaan and Annam to name a few.