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New Signup Process is a social networking community for people who have a worm bin or compost with worms or for people who are thinking about getting started and want more information.  There are… Continue

Created by Steven Chow May 28, 2008 at 7:35am. Last updated by Steven Chow Mar 12, 2010.



Welcome to is a social networking community for people who have a worm bin/compost with worms or for people who are thinking about getting started. Read this note to help you get started on Map was setup to to find out how many people compost with worms so don't forget to add yourself to the map.

If you have any questions or problems with the map please post here Thank you.

Got photos on flickr? The Worm Watch feature on the homepage is being replaced.. with the vermicomposting flickr pool to make it easier for us all to update the featured photos on the homepage.. sorry for the delay on fixing Worm Watch and please help add any flickr photos you can find to the vermicomposting pool! WormWiki
Share your knowledge by becoming a WormWiki writer! Vermicomposting can be intimidating at first... but maybe we can help make it easier by assembling our experiences and knowledge on a wiki to help people get started. Write your own articles like Amy's How to make a worm bin bag or just pitch in on the collectively written online guide. Check out the Online Resources / Links Section

Be sure to also join the WormWiki Writers group

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John updated their profile
56 seconds ago
Daniel J Kline joined Sue's group

Vermicomposting Dog Waste

A group for those who are currently or are considering vermicomposting dog waste.See More
11 minutes ago
Daniel J Kline replied to Levi Wiseman's discussion School Vermicomposting Bin in hot Texas?
"Hi Levi! Welcome to this site! School bins can be a challenge. Cathy Crawley talks about her work with schools. One of her videos on this site is here: I would be…"
32 minutes ago
Daniel J Kline and Austin are now friends
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Renee Johnson updated their profile
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Levi Wiseman posted a discussion

School Vermicomposting

I am a high school Biology teacher and a coworker and I are starting a school garden that the students will care for.  We are in Southern Texas--there is almost no topsoil and it gets very hot.  I would love to start vermicomposting with school lunch scraps. We do not have room inside--so my question is:  What is the best bin or setup that I should use.  It will need to keep the worms cool, be fairly easy to harvest the castings, and be able to handle the food waste we have.  We are a very…See More
5 hours ago
Kate M posted a discussion

Misshappen worms dying

I've got European Nightcrawlers in a rubbermaid tote with holes in the bottom and lid. The bedding is shredded newspaper, which they have been thriving in for months. (Don't believe the myths about the color ink being poisonous!) My worms have had a sudden population boom, and the bin is just crawling with tons of healthy little baby…See More
7 hours ago
Daniel J Kline commented on John's status
"24" wide"
8 hours ago
Daniel J Kline commented on John's status
"Richmond VA hardware, ACE store, has it for $3.49 per foot."
8 hours ago
Steve Bichlmeier commented on Steve Bichlmeier's blog post Great Worm Quote
"A little follow up with the ions produced from vermicompost.  It seems they could provide a source of alternative energy.  The study in this link examines the possibility of replacing heavy-metal based batteries with a much more…"
8 hours ago
John posted a status
"Can't seem to find 1/8 mesh hardware cloth locally."
19 hours ago
John replied to Milt's discussion Is it a good or a bad idea
"Sounds like a good idea. I'd charge your standard rental plus the shipping and add the actual price of the harvester to it. If they return it, refund the harvester and keep the rental fee. After you get a few trust worthy customers you…"
19 hours ago
John commented on The Garbage Guru's group Horse manure users
"I use horse manure as a bedding and food. I also feed them a worm chow once a week and some veggy scraps I keep frozen."
22 hours ago
John joined The Garbage Guru's group

Horse manure users

This group is for people who also use horse manure.We need a group to discuss hot composting,wormer.techniques,problems,etc.
22 hours ago
John posted a discussion

My Red Wigglers exploded in size...

I recently harvested my castings from a tote with holes through out the lid. I decided to put the worms in buckets that have a large hole in the top of lid and was amazed at how much they grew in a matter of a few days. What could be the cause of this?See More
Chris McCaffrey replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Squash
"Thanks for the feedback folks alas the compost bin got the pineapple this time but another lesson learned. Chris"
Steve Bichlmeier replied to Milt's discussion worm casting brick
"It is a good shipping idea Milt.  One comparison to use would be leavened and unleavened bread.  Remove airspace and give the customer more product.  The opposite of what we mostly see in today's deceptive food packaging.  …"
maurice small commented on maurice small's photo

winter worms

"It'll get down to 5 below max. Average is gonna be between 18f-35f from December to March. The worms still operate in the top 8 inches as long as they are fed weekly."
maurice small left a comment for maurice small
"Yes Robert!!! The worms are in my blood."


School Vermicomposting Bin in hot Texas? 1 Reply

Started by Levi Wiseman. Last reply by Daniel J Kline 32 minutes ago.

Misshappen worms dying

Started by Kate M 7 hours ago.

Is it a good or a bad idea 1 Reply

Started by Milt. Last reply by John 19 hours ago.

My Red Wigglers exploded in size...

Started by John yesterday.

Squash 4 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by Chris McCaffrey yesterday.

worm casting brick 7 Replies

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Red Wiggler In Bulk 6 Replies

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A Simple Compost Tea Brewer 5 Replies

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Compost Tea, Facts and Fiction

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Dendrobaena or Tiger worms - for maximum vermicompost production? 7 Replies

Started by Carl Duffin. Last reply by Sue on Saturday.

Mass evacuation - Too Cold? Too Alkaline? 2 Replies

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Beginner here: stacking or flow-through system? 3 Replies

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Vermicomposting Given A Bad Write-up 3 Replies

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A quick flow through bin question 12 Replies

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Need SE Florida vermicompost Palm Beach County

Started by FabricGATOR Oct 6.

Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters? 116 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Jim Lobdell Oct 5.

Looking for worms to start my own worm bin

Started by Priscilla C Oct 3.

promoting vermicomposting on a bicycle!

Started by Christopher B. Oct 1.

Seattle policing garbage for compostables...

Started by FabricGATOR Sep 29.

Blog Posts


Hello All, I'm wanting to start a worm bin and not sure how to go about it. Size or space is not a problem and I'm in Texas so it's not to cold (most of the time), but does get hot in summer. I think the flow through bins are interesting but I can't figure out what holds every thing in. Seems like stuff would just fall through the bars in the bottom.


Posted by Earl Patton on October 14, 2014 at 8:55pm — 2 Comments

Worm crate Update

Alittle update :

I have been feeding the worms some of my kitchen scraps, around 8 onces of various veggie scraps stored in the freezer (including garlic, onion and lemon - but only very little (as in less that an once of it). Before adding it to the big, i throw them in the food processor (with some water to make the grinding possible), spinkled some powdered eggshells, and add some dry bedding to absorb some of the extra moisture. For now the total is just about 8 lbs of food that was…


Posted by Benj Lucas on September 25, 2014 at 10:26am

Please vote (daily if possible) to help a vermicompost project win $5000!

Please vote for my community worm project (promoting vermiculture education and support for area residents.) My vermcomposting project could win $5000 with your help. You can vote once a day now through October 24th. Thanks in advance for voting and helping me spread the word about promoting global worming. :)…


Posted by Kathy Sipple on September 10, 2014 at 12:24pm

Up Coming Event

On September 17, 2014, in Fairfield Glade, TN, I will be making a presentation on Vermiculture for the Fairfield Glade Garden Club, in Fairfield Glade, TN.

I will be taking my worm family, all of whom have the name of "Francis". I am looking forward to the discussion of vermicomposting being…


Posted by Diane C. Morey on August 30, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

so help with my worms please

I'm a newbe on worms, I had a kind soul who gave me a compost bin and a hand full of worms.

I have been following the advise on this page and giving all the scraps of uncooked vegetables and fruit and the egg shells.

I try to turn the stuff in the bin as much I can and I feed them a good quantity every sunday. (I'm a chef so have access to a good bit of scrapps and egg shells)

Every 2 to 3 days I wet very well the top so can drain through all the stuff inside.

Last sunday… Continue

Posted by Paulo on August 27, 2014 at 10:54am — 3 Comments

New Earthenricher Design

I have redesigned a few components of the Earthenricher continuous flow bin.  The base is now made cut from ABS plastic; the previous design was redwood, but finding consistent quality redwood was difficult, and assembly required a lot more work.…


Posted by Richard Berkson on August 9, 2014 at 5:03pm


I was finally able to ground my egg shells for my worms. When I checked on them this morning i found them having a good time eating away.

Posted by Shequtia Jackson on August 9, 2014 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Help locating blue worms

Anyone have any info on ordering blue worms? Can't find any. Thanks!

Posted by Blake Phillips on August 7, 2014 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

August Update

The garden is coming along nicely! 

Tomatoes are starting to ripen!…


Posted by Alex Wyatt on August 2, 2014 at 3:00pm

Carrot Harvest!!

I harvested a few carrots today... I've never been so excited about carrots in my life. It was seriously a huge event this morning. Even the cat came to watch me dig them up. lol. 



Posted by Alex Wyatt on July 22, 2014 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments




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