Category Archives: Vermicomposting

Starting a new half

If you recall, I designed our vermicomposting bin to be a ‘horizontal’ system; we stuck chicken wire in the middle of the bin to divide it into two halves. I thought what we would do was feed on one side, … Continue reading

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Feeding worms

Once the worms are established in their home, it’s time to feed them. What do worms eat? As I understand it, worms don’t actually break down the food waste directly; they eat the microorganisms who do. To be honest, I … Continue reading

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Filling a worm bin

The next step in vermicomposting is filling the worm bin with worms and bedding for the first time. I might as well toss in a few words about siting the bin too. Obtain bedding material. The bedding is basically the … Continue reading

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Building a worm bin

The first step in vermicomposting is the worm bin. You can buy a commercial unit — there are several available — or build your own. The commercial units always cost upwards of $100, while the materials for building your own … Continue reading

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Vermicomposting introduction

Last year I was at the Evanston Green Living Festival, volunteering at the I-GO booth. Wandering around afterwards, I stopped at the Urban Worm Girl booth. I’m acquainted with conventional composting, but worm composting? That was something I hadn’t heard … Continue reading

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