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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

i said worm juice

they asked what were we going to do today
i said
worm juice

yew yew they got that look on their faces

they knew what worm juice is since i show it to them almost every week when i volunteer with these 27 kindergardeners in their garden
yes i spelled that right kindergardeners

thats what im trying to get them interested in
being veggie gardeners
so the play on words
here is the blue worm bin that has holes drilled all around it
including the bottom
added to the bin is lots of leaves lots of newspapers lots of food scraps
the kids save their veggie scraps to put in the bin
they have a small bowl they put them in so they can be transferred to the worm bin
also lots of worms have been added

so today
we opened up the bin
looked at the big winter squashes we left there for the worms
the worms were happily eating away at them

i explained how we make worm juice
so i said you know the worms eat all that stuff you put in there
they poop it out
they always laugh when i say that
kids never change do they
we add water to the bin to keep it moist since worms love wet stuff to nibble on
this stuff that oozes down the bin through the holes in the bottom
drips slowly into a metal tray my wife she got for this reason from a thrift store

in the tray
is this dark dark liquid
full of all kinds of nutritions
nutrition stuff that plants absolutely love

so i explained that today
we would take this worm juice
put it in this jar
take watering cans
fill them with the rainwater from their rainwater tanks
add the worm juice to the rainwater till it got slightly discolored

what we have is sort of a worm compost tea

i asked the kids
you ever had a veggie smoothie
they all said yes
you just made a worm smoothie for your veggies
your carrots peas swiss chard lettuce several kales onions citrus lots of herbs

i said
the veggies
love worm juice mixed with water
the veggies call that
their worm smoothie

it seemed each kid understood what we were doing
feeding the veggies and herbs their smoothies

they happily walked around and watered all the veggies and herbs
in the garden

they got some worm smoothie on their hands and clothes
you know
they seemed to not mind at all

good kindergardeners

the organicgreen doctor

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