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Robert Fenchak
  • Phoenix, AZ
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De Ann commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Foggy Brain Days
"Ah, the case of the foggy brain.  Yes, as a homeschooling mom of 8 residing with the four youngish children, two adult children and one 3 yo 'kinda grandchild' who cannot CANNOT keep from talking while she is awake, I empathize and…"
Jun 28, 2014
Jennifer Wadsworth commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Foggy Brain Days
"Ah the restorative powers of "surprise corn". But in all seriousness - growing things often seem to be a balm to the body, mind and soul.  I know that when I am sick or feeling down, interacting with nature buoys me up…"
Jun 26, 2014
Robert Fenchak replied to Peggy's discussion Worm Farm - anyone interested in worms
"Clay, So sorry, I never saw your message.  I can give you a call this weekend if you're still interested in worms. Thanks, Robert"
May 2, 2014
Robert Fenchak replied to Peggy's discussion Worm Farm - anyone interested in worms
"Brian, I have worms.  My website is www.canyonlandworms.com if you want to look at my products, or just call me 602-493-7067 Robert Fenchak"
May 2, 2014
Maynhia Stott commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Family
"Hi, I was just about to order some red wigglers grim the internet, I'm glad I found this post. Can you tell me if you sell/ship your worms with a little but of dirt so they won't get stressed from the new environment?"
Mar 4, 2014
Robert Fenchak commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Family
"Clay, Tried calling you, couldn't get through with the number you gave.  You can contact me at 602-493-7067 or canyonlandworms@cox.net Robert"
Jan 14, 2014
Clay Emrick Frankel commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Family
"so how do you get ahold of you. need a couple lbs of az reds. feel free to call Clay 602 759 1716"
Jan 13, 2014
MaryMcP commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Family
"You write the nicest stories!  Best wishes for a good year ahead - good health, happy times and a little prosperity thrown in for good measure"
Jan 1, 2014
Cynthia Carter commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Family
"Happy New Year!  May your family be blessed. :) "
Dec 31, 2013
Cynthia Carter commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Those Moments
":)  Children and nature do go together.  Sounds like quite a blessing. :)"
Oct 31, 2013
Ericka commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Those Moments
"Sweet update on the "Wife of a Worm Farmer!""
Oct 30, 2013
debbie carey commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Invaded
"wow. when I started reading this I had no idea what you were talking about. I thought your worms were invaded by some type of critter! It took me a few moments ( I'm new to the Permaculture family). Congrats to you and your family...including…"
Sep 19, 2013
raf evan replied to Robert Fenchak's discussion Worm castings vs. bat guano in the group Soil Builders
"bat guano is superior to worm castings. Worm casts are dependent on the substrate that the worms feed on. The  plant material(intended as worm food) will decompose---with or without worms-- and the nutrients within are limited to what was…"
Sep 15, 2013
Robert Fenchak commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Invaded
"Thank you all!  Yes, this process is a roller coaster in many ways.  Worth the ride, though!"
Sep 4, 2013
Hassena Kassim commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Invaded
"Wow congrats. Yah'll gotta lot of love to share. amazing and blessings!  :)"
Sep 3, 2013
Grace Marie Newton commented on Robert Fenchak's blog post From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Invaded
"Congratulations!!!  What a wonderful gift."
Aug 31, 2013

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About Me:
I've been in the worm and vermiculture business for about five years. Most of my experience and business has taken place through the Arizona Farmer's Markets, but I have the desire to branch out to other venues and reach a broader market. My wife and I want to learn as much as we can about growing our own produce; we have three small children, a grown daughter and a granddaughter whose bellies we need to keep full of healthy food. I am excited to become active in this community.

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From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Foggy Brain Days

If you have read even one of my blog posts, you know how much I adore my Worm Farmer.  Everything he does is wonderful.  I am so proud of his Worm Grotto.  I love it when he brings me a cucumber, or a tomato, or a bunch of grapes.  I really, honestly love this life-long project he’s got himself and our family involved in – it has changed our lives. 

But I didn’t know we had corn growing.  How could I NOT…

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Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

From the HUSBAND of the Wife of a Worm Farmer

What would the husband of “the wife of a worm farmer” talk about if he chose to take over the blog for a month?  I know…WHY am I taking over for a month???  Yeah, I’m asking that too.  Well, currently Momma is not feeling well.  That should be enough reason, right? Oh, no -- there’s more.  The baby went to his fourth doctor’s visit in two weeks: ear infection, cough, and allergies.  One daughter has strep, which means it is in the house and is looking for our…

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Posted on April 25, 2014 at 10:05am

From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Family

Canyonland Worms is a family business in every sense of that term.  It’s small.  We run it out of our home.  There’s not one member of our growing family who is not involved.  My worm farmer is the main man.  He has all the (brilliant) ideas and implements them daily.  He is the face of the business; he loves getting to know customers and building relationships with other local gardeners and worm enthusiasts. 



Our kids are the grunt workers.  They haul worms to and from the worm…

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Posted on December 30, 2013 at 7:59am — 5 Comments

From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - Those Moments

The other day I came home from the grocery store to find my worm farmer out in backyard, telling our two-month-old baby boy all about sugar snap peas.  They were comparing the three beds where the peas were growing, and noted how a couple of the plants had already started to send out tendrils to wrap around the trellis.  They also noticed that the onions Big Brother Levi had planted the weekend prior were already sprouting.  That was good news to share with Mama! 

As I…

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Posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

From the Wife of a Worm Farmer - The Dirt

It’s a sight every wife loves – dirt tracked all over the floor.  You know what I mean – big ol’ muddy man footprints making their way from the back door to the bathroom…or the kitchen…or the worm room.  “The worm room?” you say?  Mmhmm.  We have a room dedicated to worms in our house.

It’s actually not in the house. …

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Posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:41am

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At 1:52pm on April 1, 2012, alley yerger-hendricks said…

Hi Robert, I just sent you a friend request.  I am a education coordinator at Montessori Academy and we are starting vermicomposting and would love some worms.  The school is located off Invergorden and McDonald.  Please let me know. Thanks, Alley

At 4:52pm on June 8, 2009, Erin Eis said…
I could use some worms where is the roadrunner market and when are you there? or I live in Central Phoenix do you ever go there?
At 9:19pm on May 30, 2009, Michael and Lylah Ledner said…
Thanks Robert...I think i found out my answer....keep the worms in the bin. I'm still not sure what to do with them...I'm punting my way through this....I just keep feeding them and they seem to gravitate toward that bottom bin and make it "goopy." So, I scoop them out and put them in the top bin and in time they go right back there. I don't have any 'tea' yet....so, you can see, I have no clue what I'm doing. I've misplaced my worm paper you'd given me.....any thoughts would be great...thanks...
 
 
 

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