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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

David Murphy joined Bing's group

Eisenia Hortensis Wormers

Our worms can beat up your worms!
Farrel Stauffer replied to Doug H's discussion Are these young worms?
"There is plenty of information on this website about pot worms.  Do a search for them on this site and you will find quite a few questions and answers about them.  They don't seem to be a problem for anyone, myself included, and it…"
Sharon Howell joined Rich Feiller's group

What worms are in your compost pile?

For those of us that have on ground compost with volenteers.Species if able to identify them.Size, color, physical description, elevation in pile. Temperature tolerance, and what are you composting.See More
Danner updated their profile
Bill Kreitzer updated their profile
Peter Barnard replied to Doug H's discussion Are these young worms?
David Song replied to Doug H's discussion Are these young worms?
"To my point of view, they are worms!"
Doug H posted a discussion

Are these young worms?

Are the small white worms in the picture young worms or other creatures?  My compost bin does support a healthy group of fruit flies (hoping the white worms are not fruit fly larva).  ThanksSee More
Donna Soroka replied to Donna Soroka's discussion Gardening with castings
"Thanks, Bill.  I'm going to try your suggestions this spring when I transplant.  I put all the leaves in the raised beds last fall, so I'm hoping they'll start decomposing over the winter.  Thanks, again!  -Donna"
Andrew Loy updated their profile
Bill replied to Donna Soroka's discussion Gardening with castings
"Like you I dont have enough VC to just shovel it out.What I typically do is just mix in some with the soil as I add plants or if I am starting seeds. I mulch heavily with leaf litter and in addition to an increase of the native earthworms I am…"
Lance Waedemon replied to Marco Adriano's discussion I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :(
"It's cold in my garage now, about 60 degrees now even with small heater. I see very few cocoons. When it was 70 to 75, I saw a lot. Maybe they just lay down deeper instead of on top."
Jan 18
Daniel J Kline replied to Walter J. Haas's discussion worm toilets in tropical third world in the group WormWiki Writers
"Hi Walt! Just joined this Wiki group and found you here. What happened there in 2010 till now? I am in contact with other NGO workers in the 3rd world. What I have seen in addition to worms in the humanure process is the addition in the first…"
Jan 16
Daniel J Kline commented on Steven Chow's group WormWiki Writers
"I am happy to see some activity here. Having clicked the wiki tab dozens of times over the years and being unsatisfied, I now join this discussion group as a total wiki newby.  I write, but later when snowed in I will come back to see what I…"
Jan 16
Daniel J Kline 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
Jan 16
FabricGATOR replied to Claudia's discussion urgent question
"Amen brother."
Jan 16
Marco Adriano replied to Marco Adriano's discussion I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :(
"Inspiring input! I feel ashamed of my setup... I definitely have to do something about it... If you have time, we can talk to each other through my email We could share knowledge with each other, and looking at what…"
Jan 16
Daniel J Kline replied to Marco Adriano's discussion I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :(
"If you want to build breeders... It takes 90 to 120 days for a worm hatchling to breed, a combination of factors determining the speed, especially food, moisture, air, and the sense of having room to grow, thus not over populated. I like the bags,…"
Jan 16
Daniel J Kline replied to Claudia's discussion urgent question
"Oh... I left out the straining for spray. Here is what I do. I use a backpack sprayer. I strain the tea with a worn out tee shirt. This is held on the lid of my sprayer with a small bungee and the shirt forms a deep single layer pocket inside the…"
Jan 16
Daniel J Kline replied to Claudia's discussion urgent question
"Here are my thoughts on this business of making tea The whole purpose of tea is to get the benefit bacteria produce when they multiply. The slimy gooey yeasty stuff that sticks to everything in a well aerated bin is the very essence of what you…"
Jan 16


Are these young worms? 3 Replies

Started by Doug H. Last reply by Farrel Stauffer on Friday.

Gardening with castings 7 Replies

Started by Donna Soroka. Last reply by Donna Soroka on Wednesday.

I can't find worm cocoons in my worm bins? :( 7 Replies

Started by Marco Adriano. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Jan 18.

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.

Worms underwater 3 Replies

Started by FabricGATOR. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 12.

types of bedding 17 Replies

Started by Stevesd. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

How do I get started 82 Replies

Started by Carol. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Selective breeding 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Marco Adriano Jan 12.

Membership 8 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Nick B. Jan 8.

Legionnaires disease 3 Replies

Started by David Thompson. Last reply by FabricGATOR Jan 7.

Heating with soil heat coil 4 Replies

Started by Kate M. Last reply by Gardener Larry Jan 6.

Twenty pounds of castings in two minutes 3 Replies

Started by Milt. Last reply by Milt Jan 6.

Hello / Shout-outs thread. 313 Replies

Started by Steven Chow. Last reply by Steve Lambert Jan 1.

Does anyone use biochar in the worm bin? 3 Replies

Started by Lance Waedemon. Last reply by Andrew Loy Dec 28, 2014.

Spam 6 Replies

Started by Michael. Last reply by Margie Dec 28, 2014.

Vermicomposting Given A Bad Write-up 7 Replies

Started by Ron Phillips. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Dec 26, 2014.

Worms - Overfeeding? 2 Replies

Started by Chris McCaffrey. Last reply by Lance Waedemon Dec 26, 2014.

Blog Posts

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

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




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