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

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...

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 2019 Vermicomposter's Starter Guide

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Your roadmap to a successful beginning in vermicomposting.

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