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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 posted a discussion

Rebuilding inventory

It went much better than I thought it would and I'm rebuilding my inventory of Worm compost/casting sifters. Each comes with a 1/4 inch screen and a 1/8 inch screen.See More
6 hours ago
Stephen Jeffrey Watson updated their profile
Leny Chrisman 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
Christopher Loew replied to Christopher Loew's discussion Rice - cooked
"Thanks Bill, a little rice can go a long way :)"
Bill replied to Christopher Loew's discussion Rice - cooked
"rice is ok just be cafeful how you add it. being starchy it can heat up"
Christopher Loew commented on Bing's group Eisenia Hortensis Wormers
"If I set my RM style 18 gallon bin for the EH cocoons - I should: A. Soak all my cardboard for many hours to thoroughly wet it ? B. mix cardboard and peat together in the bin ? C. add cornmeal within the bedding of CB and the peat ? D. place cocoons…"
Keith Reber and Christopher Loew are now friends
Christopher Loew posted a discussion

Rice - cooked

Please, we eat a lot of rice, or at least cook a lot of white rice - can that be given to EF - or EH - or just the garbage man?See More
Jason Smith posted photos
Apr 14
Jason Smith posted a video

Worm Harvester

Mt 8 yr old son harvester our worm bins!
Apr 14
Christopher Loew commented on Bing's group Eisenia Hortensis Wormers
"New to group tonight, new to worm farming for a week. I have 2 bins,RM style of 1 pound each EF's, but don't through me out like the bum I am quite yet. I have 100 EH cocoons coming  this week, trying to study the EH from different…"
Apr 13
Christopher Loew joined Bing's group

Eisenia Hortensis Wormers

Our worms can beat up your worms!
Apr 13
Danner commented on Jason's group Continuous Flow/Flow Through Worm Composting
"Not much activity on this Group, but for any strays wondering through, I just posted another video about my experience with the first few harvests in my raised 48" flow-through. I know I had a lot of questions about it when I got started…"
Apr 13
Danner commented on Steven Chow's group Indoor Vermicomposters
"I had a lot of questions about in-house flow-through systems when I got started with mine 4 months ago.  Now I am a month into weekly harvests, and I made a short video about my experience with first harvests. Hope it may be informative for…"
Apr 13
Reneé posted a status
"Just ordered 1,000 jumpers for the garden."
Apr 13
Christopher Loew commented on Steven Chow's group Indoor Vermicomposters
"EH UPDATE: I mis-wrote about the 100 EH. The EH are cocoons only, no live worms (unless someone arrives early). Hope that makes post 1 more understandable."
Apr 12
Christopher Loew commented on Steven Chow's group Indoor Vermicomposters
"meant "food" is "
Apr 12
Christopher Loew commented on Steven Chow's group Indoor Vermicomposters
"I am into the worm farming just last week. I have one bin with a lb. of EF and they appear happy, I have a second bin set up for another lb. of EF due to arrive this week. Everybody is in an open (no door closet) in a converted bedroom that serves…"
Apr 12
Christopher Loew joined Steven Chow's group

Indoor Vermicomposters

A group for indoor vermicomposters. People who keep their worm bins in their apartment or home rather than in their garden, garage or shed.See More
Apr 12
Christopher Loew joined adam tolley's group

reputable non sponsered suppliers

a group of people who have purchased worms or equipment from the real good guys in vermiculture
Apr 12


Rebuilding inventory

Started by Milt 6 hours ago.

Rice - cooked 2 Replies

Started by Christopher Loew. Last reply by Christopher Loew on Friday.

types of bedding 26 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 12.

quick, easy, and cheap 210 gal/800l bin. 4 Replies

Started by Organic Crusader. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 11.

Large outdoor bin. How many worms should I start with? 3 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Keith Reber Apr 8.

Using the blender for making worm chow 4 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Michelle Apr 7.

Selective breeding 6 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Apr 4.

Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question 20 Replies

Started by synelg. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 27.

Worm harvester 8 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Stephen Churchill Mar 24.

Gardening with castings 10 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by Al Mar 6.

Raising worms outdoors in hot climates. 8 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 6.

Portable harvester 9 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Mar 2.

Membership 10 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by iJohn Feb 6.

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

Started by Marco Adriano. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 31.

Worms - Overfeeding? 4 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 31.

From BBC Earth

Started by Peter Barnard Jan 27.

Are these young worms? 3 Replies

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

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.

Blog Posts

Eisenia hortensis egg capsules

how does one start a new bin for mail-order Euro's cocoons (100) there will be nothing but the cocoons, no worms, so how does one start this bin -

what and when to add anything more -

what should be waiting as food for them as newly "born" -

what to feed them as they grow older -

call me an optimist - this is my experiment to see how long it takes, hatch-ling percentage, survival rate and population increases - as long as I am composting I need to do something…


Posted by Christopher Loew on April 11, 2015 at 5:00pm

What food is immediately most attractive to European Nightcrawlers?

This is a question and an experiment log...

What is the food that will draw European Night-crawlers most quickly, within 1 to 4 days? Please do post your personal experiences with foods that they come to within 1 to 4 days.

Right now, I'm interested in this food experiment, but ultimately, I'd like to figure out how to draw some of the biggest worms into a small area for "quick picking", so if you have personal experience with that please do post about it.

On to…


Posted by Bill Wilson on February 3, 2015 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

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




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