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Californian Vermicomposters

Vermicomposters from California and/or surrounding areas to exchanges questions, ideas, and helpful hints to fellow vermicomposters in similar climate and geographical conditions!

Location: Sacramento, California
Members: 64
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2014

Discussion Forum

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth 2 Replies

Started by Rich Yarger. Last reply by J Tyler Nov 11, 2013.

How big should my bin be?

Started by Julia Jaye Posin Sep 5, 2012.

MY First Bin 2 Replies

Started by Keith Reber. Last reply by Andrew from California May 12, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment by Beth & Dave on September 29, 2009 at 11:50am
We live nearby in Antioch. Feel free to stop by and see our operation or check out our website. We have some useful info on it.
Comment by Renee on September 29, 2009 at 7:29pm
Thanks Beth & Dave,
I think I really do need to start another bin or harvest some of what I have. I want to try a stackable bin next to see the difference.
Comment by Raven Caves on November 6, 2009 at 1:49pm
Hello, I lead vermicomposting workshops in the central valley (at CSUF), we have had a bad experience with our worm suppliers. So I am looking for someone else to buy worms from in CA. will need about 5-10 lbs. email me with your price per pound and shipping cost to the 93703 zip code.
Comment by Bones Stiziles on November 29, 2009 at 1:06pm
I'm in Santa Monica and have a 32gal flow through bin and a COW system. My wife thinks I'm crazy so it's good to know all of you are on my side.
Comment by Jay on December 20, 2009 at 11:02am
Greetings from California's Central Valley!!
Comment by The Happy Cat Worm Farm =^..^= on January 27, 2010 at 3:52pm
Hello all
i hope the new year was great for you.

I live in Imperial county five miles outside of brawley come an check out my page
at the happy cat worm farm.

take care

Happy Hippie =^..^=
Comment by Bobbi on March 14, 2010 at 11:54pm
Hi there! I'm in Fullerton and just re-started my indoor bin (Rubbermaid 18 gallon) to get our elementary classroom up and running with their organic garden. No reasonable worm suppliers close, so this will be a breeding program to start!!
Comment by C DuLaney on April 11, 2010 at 7:35pm
I'm northeast of Sacramento and have 2 Rubbermaid bins going. I lost my first bin last winter to overzealous feeding - protein poisoning is UGLY. I now feed less & pre-rot my food. Just harvested a bin, and am beginning to think I've got the feel for what I'm doing now.

Oh, regarding harvesting: I did mine by hand & it took 9+ hrs! Anyone have a simple home harvesting system they recommend? I'm not very mechanical!
Comment by Denny Adams on May 25, 2010 at 12:15pm
Hi! I'm in the Larkfield area, just north of Santa Rosa. I just built my second small, wooden bin. I got wiped out a couple of months ago by Racoons, so I'm in a rebuilding program. I'm thinking about picking up one of the new "Worm Hotels,"
so I'd love to hear from anyone using these.
Comment by C DuLaney on May 31, 2010 at 9:26pm
As a followup to my previous post, I located the post about making VC harvesters/sifters and made the 5-gal bucket/hardware cloth one. I recently used it. It was much easier than how I was hand harvesting everything before, but the contents of my bin are pretty moist so next time I'll let the VC dry out a bit more before harvesting.


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