Earthworm farming guide collection

Earthworm farming guide collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carter, Hugh A. (Alton), Sr., 1920-1999
Creator: Morgan, Charlie
Title: Earthworm farming guide collection
Dates: 1958-1975
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Coll. Number: ms3855

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Manuals and order forms