ABOUT WORMFARM INSTITUTE
Dedicated to integrating culture and agriculture along the rural/urban continuum, Wormfarm Institute is an evolving laboratory of the arts and ecology, and fertile ground for creative work. Planting a seed, cultivating, reaping what you sow...both farmer and artist have these activities in common.
Founded in 2000 by Jay Salinas and Donna Neuwirth, Wormfarm Institute is a Wisconsin-based non-profit organization working to build a sustainable future for agriculture and the arts, by fostering vital links between people and the land. Generating, supporting, and promoting these links between ur creative selves, our work, and our place on earth is essential for a thriving community. Our programs nurture new opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to rekindle cultural connections, enhance the economic possibilites of our region, and celebrate our unique natural and human history.
The name is inspired by a quote from Charles Darwin's book, The Formation of Vegetable Mold Through the Action of Worms.
"Every fertile grain of soil has passed at least once through the gut of an earthworm."