I'm about to order some red wiggler worms for vermicomposting. I thought I would see if anyone else wanted to place an order with me. By buying as a group we can save on the price per pound and shipping costs. Depending on how many are ordered, the cost will likely be $20-25/pound plus shipping.
If you have any questions about vermicomposting, feel free to email me and I will share what I know. Once we receive the worms, we will gather to discuss the basics of a worm box. Basically, you have a box with shredded newspaper or leaves, worms, some moisture, and vegetable scraps. The worms eat the food, and leave their castings. You can then use the castings as an organic amendment for your garden. The worms will multiply and enable you to expand your capacity over time. You need one pound of worms for every one-half pound of daily food scraps you produce.
In the future, the LEAF Community will be having some workshops on making and tending compost bins, vermicomposting bins, and rain water barrels. For now, if you want to dive in with some worms, let me know. I will be ordering Sunday April 8th.
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