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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

Latest Activity

John replied to John's discussion Red Wiggler In Bulk
"Sorry about that Ron. I'm actually located in North Carolina on the Coast."
11 minutes ago
John replied to John's discussion Red Wiggler In Bulk
"I followed your link but it seems that most of the links to websites are broken. I'm actually going to have a nice setup to keep my worms warm through the winter."
12 minutes ago
Pat James posted a discussion

New status

 joined this site almost 4 years ago. My worm bin has been going that long and this summer has almost failed.  I am not sure what the cause really is. In the past I have got over zealous in harvesting castings  and I know that leads to loss of cocoons. I think this year it is also  that i have an abundance of competitors in my bin. Specifically earwigs and few other critters.As I sift the compost for castings I look close. I do not see cocoons. In fact I do not see many. worms. But, before I…See More
37 minutes ago
John and Daniel J Kline are now friends
1 hour ago
John replied to John's discussion Red Wiggler In Bulk
"Hey, sorry guys I haven't been on the Net for the past couple days. Thank you for all the replies. I'm actually located on the East Coast of North Carolina."
1 hour ago
Milt replied to Milt's discussion A Simple Compost Tea Brewer
" We know compost tea works but there is little proof if it's from the microbes or from the microscopic size of the nutrients. Hard scientific data is hard to find on compost tea. This is considered to be good compost tea. This is…"
4 hours ago
Daniel J Kline commented on Paulo's blog post so help with my worms please
"You are now two months along since your original post. How has your population increased? Do you have cocoons? baby worms? Are you getting along OK? Let us know if you have questions, etc."
5 hours ago
Daniel J Kline replied to Milt's discussion A Simple Compost Tea Brewer
"Questions: how much volume will this bag hold? I have been using the gallon paint strainer bag that holds considerably more than this. About 400 microns: what kind of material is this bag made of that its openings are so small? You also posted on…"
8 hours ago
Profile IconRoberto Pollard and PIERS DIESTLER joined
8 hours ago
Daniel J Kline commented on maurice small's photo

building the worm bin.

"Do you have troubles with moles invading these worm beds? Here in the Richmond, VA area they are very prolific and I must take measures to keep them from eating all my worms! "
9 hours ago
Daniel J Kline joined Kenneth Westervelt's group

Southeast US Wormers

Do you live in: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, or South Carolina?Then you're welcome. Share your knowledge on how you've beat the heat!See More
10 hours ago
Daniel J Kline replied to John's discussion Red Wiggler In Bulk
"Hi John I'm up in Richmond, VA I can help you out with that many. I have to reduce population for winter. I have sent you a friend request so we can do private messages Dan"
10 hours ago
Daniel J Kline replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Squash
"Also, check out this video of worms in a pineapple! "
10 hours ago
Daniel J Kline commented on Earl Patton's blog post Learning
"Hi Earl Welcome to this site! What you do or build for worms will depend on your time/skills/need situation. Least bother, least work means buy ready made bins. They range from a few dollars up to tens of thousands of dollars. If you have time,…"
10 hours ago
Daniel J Kline replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Squash
"Pineapple can be used in the worm bin if it is well chopped and mixed with other materials. The worms can benefit from it like all other sugar/acid foods after the beneficial bacteria break it down. The warning on pineapple killing worms arises from…"
11 hours ago
Kevin L. Bennett commented on Earl Patton's blog post Learning
"You line the bottom with cardboard or lots of newspaper when you start it up. It is surprising that it does stay in. Lots of people actually complain they have trouble getting the castings out at harvest time."
Kevin L. Bennett replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Squash
" Yes squash is fine to feed the worms. I would chop it up as small as possible. I try not to feed mine anything with mature seeds that will germinate later."
PIERS DIESTLER posted a status
"Interest in flow through ideas"
Chris McCaffrey posted a discussion


Hi FolksVery new to this and have read that pineapple will kill worms. Is squash safe to feed to them as I have a lot that I can compost or feed to my worms.Many thanks for the advice.ChrisSee More
Milt posted a discussion

Compost Tea, Facts and Fiction

Don't get mad at me. I didn't say it. He did. if you started with tea-quality compost, if you just fill a sock or bag with the compost and drop it into a tank to steep - the microbes are going to stay in the compost. In case you didn't know, microbes make a sticky substance (exudate) so they stick to what they grow on.Unless the microbes get violently SHAKEN into the open water,…See More


Red Wiggler In Bulk 6 Replies

Started by John. Last reply by John 11 minutes ago.

New status

Started by Pat James 37 minutes ago.

A Simple Compost Tea Brewer 5 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Milt 4 hours ago.

Squash 3 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by Daniel J Kline 10 hours ago.

Compost Tea, Facts and Fiction

Started by Milt yesterday.

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

Started by Emily Sullivan. Last reply by Emily Sullivan on Saturday.

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

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

Vermicomposting Given A Bad Write-up 3 Replies

Started by Ron Phillips. Last reply by Sue on Saturday.

worm casting brick 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Andrew Loy on Friday.

A quick flow through bin question 12 Replies

Started by Rick. Last reply by Daniel J Kline on Thursday.

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.

just wanted to say hi 5 Replies

Started by Mike Honaker. Last reply by Armoured Sep 29.

Large quantity of apples - outdoors 18 Replies

Started by Armoured. Last reply by Armoured Sep 29.

Combining Worm Breeds 8 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by FabricGATOR Sep 26.

Anyone combining Bokashic composting with vermicomposting???? 34 Replies

Started by Sara Smith Living in Colorado. Last reply by FabricGATOR Sep 26.

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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