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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

Zach Reinert joined Damon's group


Anyone using worms, castings or teas in anyway to grow any kind of garden, please share your advice and experience here.
Wormgal joined Steven Chow's group

WormWiki Writers

A group for people who write on WormWiki. Exchange thoughts on how to format text, on coordinating what should be written, etc.See More
Wormgal joined Damon's group


Anyone using worms, castings or teas in anyway to grow any kind of garden, please share your advice and experience here.
Wormgal joined The Worm Factory's group

Worm Factory

The Worm Factory is an upward migration composting worm bin. We created this group to allow owners of the Worm Factory to discuss their experience with it and to allow others who are interested in the product to learn more about it.See More
Wormgal joined adam tolley's group

DIY tip and Tricks

DIY tips and Tricks of building worm farms and different feeding and harvesting methods
Wormgal joined Jeffery Lund's group

Cattle Manure Users

This group is for people who also use Cattle manure. The Pro and Cons of using this type of manure for raising worms  and vermiculture.
Wormgal joined The Garbage Guru's group

Vermicomposters for the less fortunate

Looking for people who use thier vc to grow fruits and veggies and donate excess to food banks etc.Or donating worms to give someone a start.
Wormgal 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).
Wormgal joined Keir Moorman's group

Appalachian Vermicomposters & Vermiculturalist

This group is dedicated to promoting sustainable economic development practices throughout the Appalachian Region of the United States of America using vermicoposting and vermiculture technologies.See More
Wormgal joined Bing's group

Eisenia Hortensis Wormers

Our worms can beat up your worms!
Wormgal 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
Wormgal joined ellyo's group

eudrillus eugeniea wormers

the african nightcrawler worm is a great composting worm or bait worm just protect it from the cold
Wormgal joined Sam Jones's group

Coffee Ground Vermicomposters

All those who feel like adding coffee grounds to their worm bins or who collect and make use of Coffee Grounds are welcome here. Lets share ideas.See More
Wormgal 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
Wormgal joined Kathy Jacobson's group

Ohio Vermiculture Network

Ohio Earthworm farmers:  Community Health and Civic Resilience Alliance efforts toward healthy soil, water, increased crop productivity, food safety, wise resource management, reduced oil dependence and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.See More
Wormgal joined Steven Chow's group
Zach Reinert commented on Dwayne's group Outdoor Vermicomposters
"Hey guys been 7 years since a new post here, so here goes.  I got several outdoor beds lined with 6" cinder blocks.  As we near winter here in PA I can't but become a little worried for the squirm.  The beds aren't very…"
Zach Reinert 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
Zach Reinert posted a discussion

Hey fellow wormheads

Hey everyone, finally got approved today.  Been lurking here for the past year or 2.  Actually read through everything I was interested as far back as this site goes.  Still check in a few times a week looking for some good reads.I agree it has really dropped off lately, don't know  if that is a sign of vermicomposting dying or just lack of stuff to talk about.  One thing  I was really interested in was an update from 2 guys I enjoyed reading about.  James Bates, the EH bait worm grower from…See More
Gardener Larry replied to Nemesis099's discussion Is this forum dead??
"Forum is not dead but earlier in the year several spammers really drove people away. I pop on every couple of weeks or so depending on how busy work is. BTW - your videos were spectacular. I still tend to my FT and a couple years ago I built a…"


Hey fellow wormheads

Started by Zach Reinert on Tuesday.

Is this forum dead?? 2 Replies

Started by Nemesis099. Last reply by Gardener Larry on Monday.

Compost and casting harvester

Started by Milt Jun 5.

Gardening with castings 11 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by Bill May 31.

Feeding bread and other starches to worms 2 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Bill May 31.

Problems with the Map of Vermicomposters? 120 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Christopher Loew May 29.

Portable harvester 12 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Daniel J Kline May 17.

Aerobic/Anaerobic - That is the Question 26 Replies

Started by synelg. Last reply by FabricGATOR May 12.

quick, easy, and cheap 210 gal/800l bin. 5 Replies

Started by Organic Crusader. Last reply by Organic Crusader May 10.

Rice - cooked 2 Replies

Started by Christopher Loew. Last reply by Christopher Loew Apr 17.

types of bedding 26 Replies

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

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.

Worm harvester 8 Replies

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

Raising worms outdoors in hot climates. 8 Replies

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

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.

Blog Posts

Modular Insulated Feed Through System Problem

The moist atmosphere within the cabinet had been overlooked.

The opening for the ventilator in the lid, which is partly of steel, began to rust.  The rust was cleaned up and car underseal applied.

Non of the worms were found to have suffered!

Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on August 27, 2015 at 7:11am

Modular Insulated Feed Through System

Here I wish to explain my MK4 wormery.  The main chamber of which is the insulated cabinet.  I was looking for a deep freezer cabinet, a fridge would have had fittings for milk bottles!.  The one I found was approx. a 2ft cube...The back was cut out by using a Stanley pad saw from inside the cabinet. (It was a Necht N1 that had been dumped minus the compressor).  That done I made a wooden frame to take the rods, the cabinet now sits on the frame which is 1 1/4in wide all round. The door now…


Posted by PIERS DIESTLER on August 4, 2015 at 10:26am — 1 Comment


Finishing up Master Gardener class from Clemson University! 2 more classes and about 20 more hours of volunteer service and will have my certificate! Built nearby county extension office a stackable 5 gallon bucket vermi-system this morning.

Posted by Jay on May 19, 2015 at 10:49am

Attention creatives: apply to the Vermi-Prize

I'm giving out money to honor artwork about composting worms.

~ HOW to win?  Make art – sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, poems, net art, music, dance, creative designs, architecture, etc – that celebrates composting worms. See examples of what has been made in this genre on the blog. To…


Posted by Amy Youngs on May 13, 2015 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

In the begining

I am awaiting my worm's arrival. I have prepared shredded paper and gathered kitchen scraps. I have a container of baked and powdered egg shells. I am just about ready.

However, I look at my bin which is a 2x3 tank 18" deep and wonder if I want to drill holes in the bottom. I have heard that they are not actually necessary but so many people are doing it. For now I am going to bypass this step.

Posted by Hollis Geary on May 5, 2015 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Cocoon Experiment

12:20 MDST - La Luz, NM - USA:

EH cocoons arrived late this morning - picked out 6 yellow cocoons, placed in 3 individual containers marked 1 - 2 - and 3 -- 6.5 US Quart or 6.1 Liter & placed 1 cocoon in number 1 bin and marked it 1, placed 2 cocoons  in 2nd bin, marked 2, and 3 cocoons in 3rd marked number3, with appropriate amount of bedding first .

The goal is to hatch the cocoons removing all worms except for the same amount of original amount of cocoons. And watch time…


Posted by Christopher Loew on April 24, 2015 at 1:41pm

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




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