“The Worm Lady” What started out as a hobby quickly became a passion. Joan O’Connor has been vermicomposting since 1992. She raises and sells worms and educates the public on composting worms as an earth-friendly solution to recycle kitchen waste into a fertile garden additive. Joan is a strong advocate for recycling and has been featured in local and regional newspapers, magazines and TV.
Joan started out her career selling supplies to florists and gardeners, and has been a gardener and serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire for many years. For 21 years, Joan was also on the road as a Manufacturers Representative for jewelry manufacturers, importers, designers, craftspeople and artists! She volunteers for the Henniker Recycling Committee, the Henniker Garden Club, the Henniker Historical Society, the Monadnock Herb Society, and also participates in various area farmers’ markets. Joan lives in Henniker, New Hampshire in a one room, renovated schoolhouse that she shares with her cats, dog and worms!