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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

Milt replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"Hi, yeah it's a good one. It has five reviews, all five stars and if you use the coupon code at check out it's under 50 bucks for the electric sifter, the power supply and two sifter baskets, 1/4" for worms and cocoons and the…"
4 hours ago
Marco Adriano replied to Marco Adriano's discussion I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :(
"Sounds great! I have fronds too. Will start doing that."
12 hours ago
FabricGATOR replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"No Kate, not really. the problem is that they are all different size and around the same size as the turds. Milts 5 gallon harvester is really a vibrating screen type system. It appears very efficient and effortless. but it won't separate the…"
14 hours ago
Kate M replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"Would a harvester separate the cocoons from the castings?"
FabricGATOR replied to Marco Adriano's discussion I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :(
"I have coconut palms. There is a cloth like material that forms between the fronds. I collect this and soak it in rain water or even worm tea. Keeping it moist, I layer it atop the bedding and under moist cardboard. The worms like it as a swingers…"
FabricGATOR replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Worms - Overfeeding?
"Underfeeding is better than overfeeding. Overfeeding refers to too much green biomass and not enough carbon bedding. Carbon being the shredded news paper, cardboard, straw, dried leaves, whatever you use for bedding. You will know if you are…"
FabricGATOR replied to Kate M's discussion Worm harvester
"I use the pile in the sun method and then screen though 1/4" mesh. Worms will squirm at the bottom of the piles. I keep castings aside and moist for a few weeks an get the hatchlings / stowaways later on. Any clumpy material that does not…"
Kate M posted a discussion

Worm harvester

Allrighty, folks. I'm planning on harvesting some castings in a few months, and need some input on making a harvester.I haven't the slightest idea how to make one, so any blueprints/opinions are appreciated!I have wire mesh, but I'm not sure what size it is.Would a harvester strain my baby worms from the castings?How thorough is a harvester?Thanks!See More
Kate M replied to Chris McCaffrey's discussion Worms - Overfeeding?
"Even though they eat the bedding, it isn't considered as food. With adding kitchen scraps, or whatever you feed them, it is always better to start with small portions, and over time increase the portions and gauge carefully how fast they eat…"
Kate M replied to Milt's discussion Membership
"Good idea, Charlie!I just come by once in a while, and it's nice when it isn't crowded with spam!"
Amy Youngs posted a video
Kaya updated their profile
Bill Wilson updated their profile
David Murphy left a comment for Bill Wilson
"Greetings bill and welcome !   I'm David murphy from Australia.  I've been in the worm job  for quite a few years now and have even written three books on the topic.  the most recent and best book ever written…"
Bill Wilson is now a member of
Wayne Dickson commented on Jason Smith's group Virginia Vermiculture
"Seems there are now two of us.  Where is 4 Foot Farm?"
Wayne Dickson joined Jason Smith's group

Virginia Vermiculture

This group is designed to be used as a resource for worm enthusiasts in Virginia. See More
Peter Barnard posted a discussion

From BBC Earth

Dramatic stuff. Their 'giant worm' looks like an Alabama Jumper [link]See More
David Murphy joined Bing's group

Eisenia Hortensis Wormers

Our worms can beat up your worms!
Jan 23
Farrel Stauffer replied to Doug H's discussion Are these young worms?
"There is plenty of information on this website about pot worms.  Do a search for them on this site and you will find quite a few questions and answers about them.  They don't seem to be a problem for anyone, myself included, and it…"
Jan 23


Worm harvester 4 Replies

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

I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :( 9 Replies

Started by Marco Adriano. Last reply by Marco Adriano 12 hours ago.

Worms - Overfeeding? 4 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by FabricGATOR yesterday.

Membership 9 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Kate M on Friday.

From BBC Earth

Started by Peter Barnard on Tuesday.

Are these young worms? 3 Replies

Started by Doug H. Last reply by Farrel Stauffer Jan 23.

Gardening with castings 7 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by Donna Soroka Jan 20.

urgent question 13 Replies

Started by Claudia. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 16.

Beginner here: stacking or flow-through system? 4 Replies

Started by Carl Duffin. Last reply by Maurice Lee Jan 14.

Worm Wiki

Started by Maurice Lee Jan 12.

Worms underwater 3 Replies

Started by FabricGATOR. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 12.

types of bedding 17 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

How do I get started 82 Replies

Started by Carol. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Selective breeding 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Legionnaires disease 3 Replies

Started by David Thompson. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 7.

Heating with soil heat coil 4 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Gardener Larry Jan 6.

Twenty pounds of castings in two minutes 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Milt Jan 6.

Hello / Shout-outs thread. 313 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Steve Lambert Jan 1.

Does anyone use biochar in the worm bin? 3 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Andrew Loy Dec 28, 2014.

Blog Posts

Egg Carton Feeder

I am going to place "Smoothies" along with pulverized egg shells or grit into a paper egg carton and then freeze them inside a one gallon zip lock bag.
When it is feeding time, I'll just break off chunks & toss them in.

Posted by Barry Winters on January 6, 2015 at 10:03pm

Tiny Tub two Worm Challenge (TTTWC)

are any of you doing Bentley's tiny tub two worm challenge?

Posted by Claudia on January 6, 2015 at 6:57pm

Millipede wood processing

This is an update on the discussion regarding vermicomposting Cellulose after "preprocessing" wood chips by millipedes. The millipedes that I mentioned were apparently recent arrivals from the Bahamas. Since they were non-natives and had little natural population control they were quite prolific. 

Despite being very efficient at processing decaying organic material and especially wood chips, they were only a problem due to their high population levels.

This year…


Posted by J Bullock on December 14, 2014 at 7:13pm

Something to think about then act on.

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." Howard Zinn

Posted by maurice small on November 19, 2014 at 8:02am

My first worm based sanitation paper...

Here is copy of my first worm based sanitation paper, please message me if you are interested. C 

Posted by Claire Furlong on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

New Worm bin

Got my worms a couple of weeks ago. Placed them in my wooden outdoor compost bin that was used during the summer. Left the cooled compost inside the bin and used that as the bottom bedding, placed the worms inside the bin and added some pumpkin chunks. Things where going good and I discovered that the worms enjoyed the pumpkin chunks.

Then winter decided it was time to show up and the temp decided to drop. So after monitoring the temp inside the bin for a couple of days I…


Posted by shane on November 14, 2014 at 8:19pm


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




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