When Good Worms Go Bad
Dawn Pettinelli is an Assistant Extension Educator at the University of Connecticut. She manages the UConn Home & Garden Education Center and the UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory. Both facilities provide information, testing and advice to homeowners and commercial clientele. Dawn has been a Master Gardener since 1986 and was the Master Gardener Coordinator for Worcester County Cooperative Extension in Massachusetts. A lifelong gardener, Dawn was also a horticulturist at Old Sturbridge Village.
Ever since most of us can remember, earthworms have been the unsung heroes of gardeners and farmers, converting organic matter into the nutrients plants need and tunneling through the soil admitting air and water. In these man-made environments, earthworms are beneficial, however, they are becoming a threat to our native forested ecosystems. Learn about the […]