Anything from advice for beginning vermicomposters with the Vermicomposting 101 Series or interviews with experts, the Urban Worm Blog has you covered!

Urban Worm Bag 1.0 vs 2.0

Firstly, thank you to all of my existing customers who trusted me enough to purchase Version 1.0 of the Urban Worm Bag. 2018 has truly been a blessing so far. I have enjoyed my interactions with you and receiving your feedback about what you loved about the Urban Worm...

Is the NCSU Vermiculture Conference Doomed?

If you've read this blog long enough, most of you know that I don't claim to have Jedi-level knowledge of vermiculture, vermicompost, or soil biology (or how to please women or dance in ways that don't make other people really uncomfortable). So it's with great honor...

What Causes Protein Poisoning and What to Do About It

A particularly devastating problem in a worm bin is protein poisoning, also called "string of pearls" or sour crop, evidenced by a serious deformation of the earthworms as their intestines rupture, inevitably killing the worm itself. So let's check out what causes...

Black Soldier Fly Larvae: Pest or Partner?

As if the potential "ick factor" with worms wasn't enough, some vermicomposters have moved beyond earthworms to eradicating organic waste with the Black Soldier Fly Larvae, a nice way of saying maggots.  I resisted learning more about BSFL because a man in the suburbs...

Vermicompost Saves a Garden in the Philippines

Man, this was the coolest e-mail ever. John Phillips from the Philippines wrote to tell me how vermicomposting, prompted in part by the Urban Worm Company, has rejuvenated fertility on his property after a flood. I just wanted to thank you for the help your advice has...

Yo Philly! Worm Castings Are Now For Sale!

I'm thrilled to start selling worm castings and freshly harvested vermicompost in the Philadelphia area.  My facility is located in Montgomery County, PA which is also very convenient to Delaware, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties. Worm castings are an insanely...

The Urban Worm Directory Is Almost Here!

I'm getting pretty excited for the launch of The Urban Worm Directory! It's Going to Be Awesome If You're Looking To Buy Worms or Worm Castings Using Google Maps, buyers are going to have an awesome resource for where to buy worms and worm castings.  And if you don't...

Is Vermicomposting Too Weird?

This is a bit of a confession. I don't run in a real "green" crowd.  Sure, my friends and family recycle, make sure not to litter, and take reasonable steps not to destroy Earth.  But not one of them vermicomposts or, to my knowledge, derives any pleasure out of...

How Much Vermicompost Should I Use?

You know, I just want things to be easy. My binary mind hates "well it depends"-type answers. I have simple questions! Just give me simple answers!   These simple questions around vermicomposting may include the following: How many worms should I get? What temperature...

Urban Worm Warming Board: Nov 2 2014 Update

Well I’ve been using the Worm Warming Board for a couple weeks now and thought I’d give an update. Not wanting the lights to come into direct contact with the bedding, I placed a layer of weed guard and cardboard on top of the bed first before laying the board on top...

The Urban Worm Warming Board

Winter's Coming! Well the leaves are changing, the days are shortening, and the crispness of the autumn air signals the onset of a winter that climatologists fret will be harsh. So what do we do?  We insulate our homes, stock up on non-perishables, make sure our...

Your Worm Bin Vs. Charlotte Airport. You Win!

Suffering from cost overruns and broken equipment that injured an employee, Charlotte Airport executives brass are looking for another vendor to run its recycling program, which features an 8,000 square foot vermicomposting bed. So it sounds like your small-scale worm...

One Picture Proves Your Garden Needs Vermicompost

The hardest of hardcore worm freaks might love sifting through academic studies, detailing the relative N-P-K of various soils, composts, and growing mediums.  If you want to do this, knock yourself out.  But Mary Ann Smith, a new addition to Bentley Christie’s...

3 Ways to Turn Your Worms Into Coffee Freaks

My worms are probably addicted to caffeine by now. Since my wife and I brew one, if not two, pots of high octane java each day, it is easily the most common of our household's food waste that we feed them. Add these grounds to the ones I already collect from the two...

Wormz Organics Closed. Owner Skips Town

Wormz Organics, a business started just this past February has gone under, its shady owner leaving behind a trail of angry farmers and a pile of unsold worm castings, yet again reminding everyone why the earthworm industry has a reputation used car dealers would...

5 Tips To Keep Correct Moisture In Your Worm Bin

A possible challenge for a beginning vermicomposter to get a handle on is keeping the moisture levels in the bin at a reasonable level. Thankfully, composting worms are very tolerant of a wide range of dampness, between 50-90%.  But "wet it and forget it" is decidedly...

Embrace Your Inner Worm Nerd

Like any field that is biological in nature, yet enjoyed by academics and laypersons alike, literature about vermicomposting is split into two distinct categories for two distinct audiences.  Clinical studies are written by and for academia and industry experts.  The...

Urban Worm Inaugural

Welcome to the Urban Worm Company! I hope this site will be many things: informative, entertaining, and helpful in your vermicomposting and vermiculture efforts.  I also hope the site is easy to use.  If there is one gripe I have among 90% of the worm farming or worm...

The 2018 Vermicomposter's Starter Guide

2018 vermicomposting starter guide pdf

Your roadmap to a successful beginning in vermicomposting.

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