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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

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Ar-Pharazon replied to Kate M's discussion Live birth?!
"I don't doubt you were careful, but I don't think it's humanly possible to sift a bin thoroughly enough to find every cocoon.  They are tiny, the worms deposit them in out-of-the way areas (probably on purpose), and VC is opaque…"
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Live birth?!

The other week, I sifted through my bedding EXTREMELY thoroughly (running every little square inch through my hand) and picked out all my adult worms, baby worms, and cocoons, and put the babies and cocoons in a separate bin from my adults. Exactly one week later, I was curious to see if my adults were back to doing their "thing" yet, and I saw 5 cocoons, but also 6 babies! Sooo... how did those baby worms come about? I mean, I don't think that worms could lay a cocoon and have a baby worm…See More
Ar-Pharazon commented on Shequtia Jackson's blog post MY WORMS
"Yep, whenever I do that, 24 hours later the powder is gone, and only the larger chunks remain."
Ar-Pharazon replied to TEXANConnection's discussion about the 14 day meathod. or bucket method
"Hehe.  Yeah, how many people can tell the difference between wet peat moss and worm poop?"
The Garbage Guru commented on Chris tansey's status
"Wrong site looking for porno. Lol!"


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Blog Posts

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

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

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




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