Did you know that earthworm populations consume two tons of dry matter/acre/year, partly digesting and mixing it to form healthy soil. Total earthworm populations in no-tilled gardens on average are twice that of tilled gardens. Tillage creates a more diverse environment for these little animals. Tillage creates a greater fluctuation of day to night temperature and also brings earthworms towards the surface where they are subject to predators such as birds or fishermen.

Earthworms are incredible burrowers; maybe one of the best burrowers. This burrowing activity improves water infiltration and soil aeration thus causing a better environment for everyone.