Earthworm Bins & Systems

Worm WigwamWORM WIGWAM

The Worm Wigwam™ is designed to process large amounts of food and other organic waste. The byproduct, finished castings, is a readily usable or salable product reducing the need for chemical fertilizer. Just turn the harvest handle, remove the door and collect the earthworm castings from the bottom tray. There is good evidence that a large proportion of the essential plant nutrients that are in a relatively soluble form are washed out in other systems. The Worm Wigwam™ helps retain these nutrients.

The Worm Wigwam™ requires no compost turning and requires no separating of worms and partially decomposed waste from the finished castings. It is 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide and weighs 86 pounds. Users have reported up to hundreds of pounds of waste composted per year. The Worm Wigwam™ is heated and insulated for optimum year-round use. It features a raised floor design providing maximum aeration for faster worm feeding and shorter composting times. The system never needs to be emptied or restarted, using 100% of the composting area. Dick Sloane, of the National Institute of Health has this to say about the Worm Wigwam ™. “This is the best vermicomposting system that I have seen to date. Anyone interested in vermicomposting to accomplish organic waste diversion should definitely consider the Worm Wigwam ™. Two years later and ours are still diverting tons of organic waste from the landfill.”

See our Worm Wigwam FAQ for frequently asked questions.

#500 Worm Wigwam $590 + $95 shipping

Can O Worms

The Can O Worms vermicomposting unit is an easy way to turn kitchen scraps and other organic materials into rich, organic worm castings. By using a multi-level system, this composter encourages the worms inside to keep moving, eating and producing. Included in the Can O Worms unit are 2 round, large capacity working trays where the worms eat the food, a round, fly-proof, ventilated lid, a ventilated collector tray with worm mound, a compost tea tap, legs, coir brick and instruction booklet. Made from 100-Percent recycled black plastic, the Can O Worms makes the worms feel like they are in the dark depths of the Earth. With two working trays, you can continuously add food scraps to the bin, cycling the trays on top. Because the Can O Worms stands off the ground on legs, removing the worm tea from the tap is easier than ever. The trays include a molded mound that encourages worms to move from the collector trays to the working trays. A unique flow through ventilation improves performance and prevents collected tea from turning anaerobic. The included coir brick creates a cool, earthy home for the worms, so you can get started on composting as soon as you get it assembled.
A fun and easy way to take the bite out of waste management.  See here how the Can O Worms works:


$109.95 +$12.95 shipping  Click link to order  Can O Worms Composting Bin

Worm Factory

Why the Worm Factory?

Composting with worms allows you to turn kitchen scraps, paper waste and cardboard into nutrient-rich soil for your plants. The Worm Factory 360 composting system makes the entire process quick and easy. With a thermo siphon air flow design, the Worm Factory 360 increases the composting speed. Now you can produce compost much faster than traditional composting methods.

Americans throw away 34 million tons of food waste into landfills each year, more than any other type of waste (EPA.gov). While traditional backyard composting has its place, the process can take up to two years and rotating it can become a chore. Worm composting uses worms to do the work of breaking down waste and is more efficient and easier to manage than a traditional backyard compost pile. In addition, its compact design makes it perfect for use in any household.

Worm composting makes it easy to recycle kitchen scraps, paper waste and cardboard into nutrient-rich fertilizer for your plants, creating a more sustainable lifestyle by recycling and improving soil quality. The Worm Factory 360 houses thousands of composting worms in a compact space. These worms work 24/7 to efficiently produce highly beneficial, rich compost packed with microbes and water-soluble plant nutrients.

This eliminates all the work of traditional composting and yields a much more valuable end product. Worm compost has been proven to have ten times the nutrients of traditional backyard compost. The more nutrients that are available to your plants, the larger they grow and the more bountiful your harvest is. This system allows you to enjoy organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers grown with the help of your kitchen scraps.

$109.05  Click on link to order:  Worm Factory Worm Composter

OSCR Worm Bin Blueprints

OSCR worm binBuild your own worm bin with Blueprint for a Successful Vermiculture Compost System modeled on the famous continuous flow, Oregon Soil Corporation Reactor. Includes construction drawings, operators guide, operation plan, parts list, and site license. Build an OSCR from plywood and screws. Add insulation and heating cables to keep the bin at a constant 72 degrees F. Dimensions of bin are 36″ wide x 48″ long x 36″ high. Make out of new or used materials. Plans include directions to make harvesting screen and audit box. Many diagrams, charts and graphs. Add feedstock to top of system and harvest castings and worm tea from harvest chamber below. Use of these bins allows you to keep worms at their happiest in the coldest conditions. (VermiCo uses these as incubation bins throughout the winter). OSCR Blueprints, 56 pages

VermiCo recommends using the Gro Quick Electric Soil Heating/Warming Cable to keep worms at their optimum temperature year round.  The 24 foot works with the OSCR blueprints

WormsRedworms

The redworm is known as “Natures Wonder Worker,” It eats its own body weight in compost daily. Just simply put a bag (1000 Count) of  redworms in your worm bin and reap the best organic soil available without chemicals or fertlizers. Healthy soil equates to a garden of plentiful fruits and vegetables.  Guaranteed live.

$19.95 + $4.95 shipping  Click here to order:  1,000 Count Red Wiggler Live Composting Worms

 Compost Tea Brewing System

Compost Tea BrewerGive your plants the resources they need to survive in today’s environment. Our soils have become compacted and polluted through urban growth and the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Within the soil food web, many different microorganisms work together and play a vital role in keeping the soil healthy. Compost tea puts the “good” biology back onto the plants and into our soil!

“The KIS brewers are extremely easy to set up and use, very easy to clean, and make great teas by extracting all the species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes present in the compost into the tea. Using the right resources, the KIS brewer can get fantastic fungal biomass growing in their tea maker. Using the KIS starter foods and compost, we have never seen the KIS brewer have a problem maintaining aeration. Even if “poor compost” has been used, where E.coli and other pathogens were in high numbers, these problem organisms have been dropped to less than detectable levels by the proper use of this machine.”

~Dr. Elaine Ingham, Soil Microbiologist

Some Benefits of Compost Tea Include:

  • Increases nutrient cycling in the rhizosphere (area around the roots)
  • Helps extend root systems
  • Increases water and nutrient retention
  • Is 100% safe and natural and cannot be overapplied
  • Creates healthier plants
  • Helps breakdown of toxins in the soil and on the plants
  • Enhances the taste of fruits and vegetables (raises brix levels)

Compost Tea Brewing System 5 Gallon  $129 + $20 shipping

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