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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

Kate M posted a group

Raising Worms For Fishing

A group for people who raise worms not only for vermicomposting, but for fishing purposes as well.See More
5 hours ago
Kate M commented on Mikel Bell's group Pacific Northwest Vermiculture
"Hello, from Montana! I'm just starting out with a rubbermaid tub indoors."
5 hours ago
Kate M joined Mikel Bell's group

Pacific Northwest Vermiculture

A group for vermicomposters residing in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Montana.
6 hours ago
Kate M joined Philip J Rogich's group

Mountain States Worm Farmers

Disscussion group for the worm farmers of the Mountain region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).
6 hours ago
Kate M replied to Kate M's discussion Do I do anything different with baby worms?
"I just discovered a whole bunch of them hiding in there yesterday! You couldn't imagine how excited I am!!!"
6 hours ago
Profile IconAmelia, Charlie Drumheller and Boony joined
19 hours ago
Jacob Boswell commented on Jacob Boswell's group Worm Traders
"Looking for some african night crawlers"
12 hours ago
Jacob Boswell posted a group

Worm Traders

A place for people to trade worms and worm farming supplies. See More
13 hours ago
Jacob Boswell posted a discussion

African Nightcrawlers

hey folks anybody know where a worm farmer on a VERY limited budget could some african nightcrawlers? I would like to try and start a bin of them.  Not looking for very many to get started just enough to start a bin and see how they do.  Also let me just say its amazing how people will show up with stuff for you when they find out you are starting worms.  A friend told me tonight he has a fridge and a big watering trough like you use for horses for me.See More
13 hours ago
Jacob Boswell commented on Jacob Boswell's photo

fridge bed

"Temp today has been 98 and it is nice and cool in the bin full of babies and grown ups."
22 hours ago
Tracy Oram commented on Jacob Boswell's photo

fridge bed

"I love it. Let us know how well it insulated against heat/cold temps."
22 hours ago
Mike Rochester commented on Jacob Boswell's photo

fridge bed

"Thanks a bunch! "
22 hours ago
Jacob Boswell joined Dwayne's group

Outdoor Vermicomposters

A group for outdoor vermicomposters. Those who keep their bins, pots or containers outside or have in-ground or above-ground worm houses, exposed to the elements.See More
Mike Rochester posted a status
"I am extremely new to this, looking forward to a lot of fun though!"
Mike Rochester commented on matthew fallon's photo
Mike Rochester commented on Mark Shaw's photo

Home size Flow Through Worm Box

"Nice design, how is it working for you?"
Jacob Boswell joined Jason's group

Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting

55 gallon barrels, trash cans, wheeled bins, bags, or whatever else you've thought of to turn into a flow through bin!A group to discuss ideas on the making of and maintenance of flow through worm bins.See More
Kemper Burt replied to Joseph Denial's discussion VB96
"Hi just wanted to know if you have any updates on your VB How to you do the harvesting ? Thank you"
Profile IconKemper Burt, RRK, Mike Rochester and 1 more joined
Rick commented on Rick's blog post Worm towers
"It's July 26 now and I am so impressed with these towers. It is so convenient to weed in the garden and throw all the weeds directly into the towers. Today I filled one of those large muck buckets with weeds and was able to force it into one…"


Do I do anything different with baby worms? 2 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Kate M 6 hours ago.

African Nightcrawlers

Started by Jacob Boswell 13 hours ago.

VB96 30 Replies

Started by Joseph Denial. Last reply by Kemper Burt yesterday.

video of portable sifter 2 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by The Garbage Guru on Saturday.

Colored news paper print.. 4 Replies

Started by FabricGATOR. Last reply by FabricGATOR on Friday.

50 Lb Purina Worm Chow $19.50 47 Replies

Started by Jerilynn Walton. Last reply by FabricGATOR on Thursday.

Update on sifting redworm eggs 2 Replies

Started by Harry Hopkins. Last reply by Harry Hopkins on Thursday.

Portable harvester 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Milt on Thursday.

Cocoon nursery 4 Replies

Started by FabricGATOR. Last reply by FabricGATOR on Wednesday.

Harvesting Red Worm cocoons and babies 4 Replies

Started by Harry Hopkins. Last reply by Harry Hopkins Jul 18.

WormzOrganic closes it's doors 4 Replies

Started by Harry Hopkins. Last reply by Mary Ann Smith Jul 16.

photo idea 6 Replies

Started by nachum hirschel. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jul 15.

Consistency of castings 6 Replies

Started by Michele A. Last reply by Patricia Jul 14.

which species should I use? 3 Replies

Started by Steve Thompson . Last reply by Ar-Pharazon Jul 14.

These little things in my worm bin! What are they? 7 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Sue Jul 13.

Such a thing as TOO old manure, leaves, or compost? 3 Replies

Started by tim strickland. Last reply by iJohn Jul 13.

Worm hatching success 7 Replies

Started by Paul Carr. Last reply by Ar-Pharazon Jul 10.

Trying out a new approach to signups 23 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jul 9.

Chicago and Evanston Vermicomposters !!

Started by Kimmy Compost Jul 9.

goat manure 7 Replies

Started by nachum hirschel. Last reply by Ian Carruthers Jul 6.

Blog Posts

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

The First Taber Gardens

My first experience with a garden was in my Granny's front yard. I have memories of this magical little space under a canopy of low trees. There were pathways between raised beds full of flowers. I must have been about 3 or 4 years old.  My memories of this garden remind me of things I've seen in a magazine. It was absolutely magnificent.

More recently in the past couple of years, I've been experimenting with growing things. I had the brilliant idea to grow…


Posted by Alex Wyatt on July 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments


I finally found some eggs. It was only 3 but im pretty sure there is more. I put my bin outside in the shade this morning cause im having a nit fly problem, but finding the eggs made me stop worrying about the flies.

now im going to try and see if i can catch them hatching.This just gives me more reason to look at them

Posted by Shequtia Jackson on July 9, 2014 at 8:26am

flow though newbie

So I want to start and with a flow through bin. Does anybody have a link on the website to educate me on how to harvest the casings and what the spacing on the grate should be? There are lots of great picture, but how do I harvest?


Posted by Daver on July 6, 2014 at 2:47am — 1 Comment

Bedding material--Lavender stems?

I would like to know if stems from cut lavender serve well as bedding material (instead of things like straw, and perhaps mixed in with newspaper).  The stems are very thin and stiff.  I have a lot of the stuff.  I believe redwood branchlets are NOT good due to the chemicals and wonder if the same is true for fragrant plants lilke lavender.  Anyone tried this or have an opinion?

Posted by Ross Hunter on July 1, 2014 at 3:42pm

Boy Scout Presentation

I recently did a presentation on red worms to a group of 7-year old Boy Scouts.  I had a Mega-Inn in the back of my truck and I was a little apprehensive about the trip to the talk.  I was visualizing taking a corner too fast and having worms all over the bed of the truck.  I didn't make the conversion to the wood frame yet and it still has the PVC piping.  I did make it a bit more sturdy by using duct tape and rope to stabilize the frame.  Plus tying things down somewhat securely in the bed…


Posted by Steve Bichlmeier on June 9, 2014 at 8:31pm

Great Worm Quote

I recently attended a presentation by Dr. Mercola that focused on a number of topics.  One that really struck a chord with me was how negative ions in our environment really have a positive effect on your health.  The water in your cells converts from H2O to H3O2 and is like a mini battery.   Negative ions help recharge your body.  You can get these negative ions through…


Posted by Steve Bichlmeier on June 1, 2014 at 6:54am


I just started worm farming. I'm starting out really small. I only have 124 worms. I call them my ghetto worms. They live in a small container for now and as they multiply I will be moving them into a deluxe apartment(still not the 10 gal container). I know they wish I would go to sleep so I can stop looking at them. I know its gonna take time for them to do their magic but I am so excited I look at them all the time. I quess that why I  enjoy my small container. Im hoping to be able to…


Posted by Shequtia Jackson on May 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Overfed a bit

Recently heavy feeding caught up a bit, bins are a little foul. Mixed the contents up, created an additional bin with fairly dry screened mostly finished compost... Then threw much of the excess food into the new bin along with a couple handfuls of worms. 

Bins are prolific, loaded with cocoons, many young worms. Just a few here and there lethargic and slightly swollen. I found one worm being eaten by mites. I might have to bait some of them out of there. 



Posted by Dean Thomson on May 19, 2014 at 8:12pm

First entry

So I am slightly experienced vermicomposter.   I have raised red wigglers and more recently a bin of red wigglers mixed with European night crawlers. 

My order of Alabama jumpers is maybe coming at the beginning of next week?   I put it in on Monday on but haven't been able to get any response whatsoever from the owner :/

In the meantime I just got powdered Dolomite in the mail because I am a heavy vegetable scrap feeder and my bedding is mostly pest…


Posted by Dean Thomson on May 16, 2014 at 8:17pm




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