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LIVE IN MULDROW … AND SHOWS US HOW THE WORMS WORK. IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE EVERYDAY, BUT WHAT USED TO BE A SKATING RINK HERE IN MULDROW IS NOW HOME TO MILLIONS OF WORMS WHO COULD SOON BE TURNING A PROFIT BY MUNCHING ON MARIJUANA. <> “What we want to do is actually reclaim it and reuse it.” EACH VAT YOU SEE CONTAINS THOUSANDS OF WORMS, WHEN THE BUILDING IS FULL THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 2 MILLION OF THEM. RIGHT NOW THEY’RE EATING SHREDDED NEWSPAPER AND CARDBOARD BUT SOON THEY COULD BE EATING SOME BAD MEDICAL MARIJUANA. <> “when it fails the testing, then it must go to a licensed waste disposal facility.” SHAWN COWAN IS BANKING ON WHAT WE CALL WORM WASTE BUT HE CALLS IT MONEY…OR- <> “castings, or worm poop.” “Everything that we put into these vats is worm food.” “Once you dig down into it, you’ll see where the worms are actually doing their work of eating.” COWAN STARTED THE PERMIT PROCESS WITH THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY LAST YEAR . HE HOPES TO HAVE FINAL APPROVAL FROM THE STATE IN A FEW WEEKS. COWAN SAYS HIS WORMS HAVE A BIG APPETITE, TURNING APPROXIMATELY 21 POUNDS OF FOOD A DAY INTO PRIME FERTILIZER. <> “Then we’ll go in harvest all the castings, which is the worm poop, and then we’ll bag that up to sale to the gardener’s, greenhouses, anybody that wants to buy it.” “Yeah, it actually has living microorganisms in it that the plant feeds off of. And when the plant has the right nutrients to draw from, no matter what plant it is, it’ll fruit more and be a lot better taste.” “the worm castings alone will sell for two to $3 a pound.” ONCE ALL THE PERMITS AND LICENSES ARE ISSUED THE BUSINESS OWNERS ARE HOPING TO BE UP AND RUNNING BY APRIL…AT A WOR

Muldrow business wants to use worms to recycle marijuana waste

Green Leaf Recycling uses thousands of worms to turn trash into premium fertilizer, now they’re planning on recycling medical marijuana that can’t be sold to the public.”What we want to do is actually reclaim it and reuse it,” said Shawn Cowan.Inside what used to be a skating rink in Muldrow now sits large vats cotaining thousands of worms. When the buiding is full there will be more than two-million worms.Currently the worms are eating shredded newspapers and cardboard, but, Cowan is hoping they will soon be munching on bad marijuana, “When it fails the testing, then it must go to a licensed waste disposal facility.”Cowan is banking on, what many would call worm waste, but, Cowan calls it money or “Castings, or worm poop. Everything that we put into these vats is worm food. Once you dig down into it, you’ll see where the worms are actually doing their work of eating.”Cowan began the permitting process with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality last year. He’s hoping to have final approval from the state in a few weeks and be in full operation selling premium fertilizer by April.”Then we’ll go in harvest all the castings, which is the worm poop, and then we’ll bag that up to sale to the gardener’s, greenhouses, anybody that wants to buy it. It actually has living microorganisms in it that the plant feeds off of and when the plant has the right nutrients to draw from, no matter what plant it is, it’ll fruit more and be a lot better taste. The worm castings alone will sell for $2 to $3 a pound.”

Green Leaf Recycling uses thousands of worms to turn trash into premium fertilizer, now they’re planning on recycling medical marijuana that can’t be sold to the public.

“What we want to do is actually reclaim it and reuse it,” said Shawn Cowan.

Inside what used to be a skating rink in Muldrow now sits large vats cotaining thousands of worms. When the buiding is full there will be more than two-million worms.

Currently the worms are eating shredded newspapers and cardboard, but, Cowan is hoping they will soon be munching on bad marijuana, “When it fails the testing, then it must go to a licensed waste disposal facility.”

Cowan is banking on, what many would call worm waste, but, Cowan calls it money or “Castings, or worm poop. Everything that we put into these vats is worm food. Once you dig down into it, you’ll see where the worms are actually doing their work of eating.”

Cowan began the permitting process with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality last year. He’s hoping to have final approval from the state in a few weeks and be in full operation selling premium fertilizer by April.

“Then we’ll go in harvest all the castings, which is the worm poop, and then we’ll bag that up to sale to the gardener’s, greenhouses, anybody that wants to buy it. It actually has living microorganisms in it that the plant feeds off of and when the plant has the right nutrients to draw from, no matter what plant it is, it’ll fruit more and be a lot better taste. The worm castings alone will sell for $2 to $3 a pound.”

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