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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 updated their profile
13 minutes 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."
2 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.
2 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
4 hours ago
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"
6 hours ago
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.  …"
12 hours ago
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."
12 hours ago
maurice small left a comment for maurice small
"Yes Robert!!! The worms are in my blood."
13 hours ago
maurice small commented on maurice small's photo

worm class

"Thanks Chris. Kind words!"
13 hours ago
Robert Barnett left a comment for maurice small
"Hi Maurice I see you like worms. lol"
13 hours ago
maurice small commented on maurice small's photo

feeding the worms.

"Thanks! It is a garden with double duty. It grows veggies and seasonal ornamentals as well as being a worm/compost depository."
13 hours ago
Robert Barnett and maurice small are now friends
13 hours ago
Daniel J Kline added a discussion to the group Raising Worms For Fishing

Using dog poop to fatten bait worms

I got Stephan Kloppert's excellent book "How To Start a Profitable Worm Business on a Shoestring Budget."He devotes two pages to fattening compost worms to bait size by feeding dog poop. He recommends it if it is free and available and you don't want to buy and use prepared worm chows.He posts a picture of a compost worm on a ruler with the caption "A compost worm can reach a length of 20 centimeters." That is 8 inches! I have not seen such sizes in my bins, but I have seen photos of very fat…See More
13 hours ago
Daniel J Kline joined Kate M's group

Raising Worms For Fishing

A group for people who raise worms not only for vermicomposting, but for fishing purposes as well.See More
14 hours ago
Milt posted a discussion

Is it a good or a bad idea

to rent a casting harvester.  A casting harvester isn't something most folks need every day, maybe twice a year so why not rent one.Two day delivery from Texas to New York City is $15.22, some places as low as $9.00. This is it working. See More
15 hours ago
Milt replied to Milt's discussion worm casting brick
"Hi Steve, I didn't intend for the castings to be applied to the soil in a compressed state but to be crumbled up when they arrive at their destination. It was to reduce shipping cost to make the purchase of castings more attractive to the…"
18 hours ago
Jacob Boswell posted a status
"latest updates to the farm have added quite a few beds and my worm population has EXPLODED to say the least. Still gonna add more beds"
20 hours ago
Jacob Boswell posted photos
20 hours ago
Jacob Boswell commented on Jacob Boswell's photo


"this is my sifter still has to have some work and a little modding but it gets the job done for now."
20 hours ago
Jacob Boswell commented on Jacob Boswell's photo


"it looks better then that now it's all clean and my garden loves it "
20 hours ago


My Red Wigglers exploded in size...

Started by John 4 hours ago.

Squash 4 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by Chris McCaffrey 6 hours ago.

worm casting brick 7 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Steve Bichlmeier 12 hours ago.

Is it a good or a bad idea

Started by Milt 15 hours ago.

Red Wiggler In Bulk 6 Replies

Started by John. Last reply by John yesterday.

New status

Started by Pat James yesterday.

A Simple Compost Tea Brewer 5 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Milt yesterday.

Compost Tea, Facts and Fiction

Started by Milt on Sunday.

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.

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.

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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