Vermiculture 101: What is it?

Vermicompost (vermi-compost, vermiculture) is the product of the decomposition process using various species of worms, usually red wigglerswhite worms, and other earthworms, to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. 


Vermicast (also called worm castings, worm humus, worm manure, or worm faeces) is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than the organic materials before vermicomposting.

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Our Cedar & Pine worm boxes are an attractive addition to any kitchen or living area. Natural, rot-resistant Cedar and are long lasting and more attractive than a made in China plastic alternative.

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Many schools have purchased Skid Row Heron worms for composting projects. Starting a classroom composting program is hands - on STEM. Start your home or classroom composting lessons today!

Composting with Worms by the end of the week

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