What is Vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting is composting with worms. It is typically done indoors in a closed bin populated with red wiggler worms. Inside the bin, worms busily eat organic waste and expel it as worm castings, or droppings. The worm castings, together with other decomposed organic material, make up what is know as vermicompost - a nutrient-rich material that's great for your plants and garden.
Worms are nature's recyclers! In their natural setting, red wiggler worms are found working through layers of decaying leaves, compost heaps, or manure piles.
Why Start Vermicomposting?
Having 1000 pet worms is fun, but there are many other great reasons to start vermicomposting at home!
- Lets us recycle our food waste into nutrient-rich compost.
- Reduces our garbage - by up to 30% - helping us Get to Half.
- Is a convenient way to compost indoors, all year round.
- Is a composting solution for those living in apartments.
- Produces compost for your plants and garden in less than 6 months.
- Is a fun way to get your children and friends involved in composting.