What is Vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting is the breaking down of organic material through the use of worms, bacteria, and fungi. This is the way decomposition occurs in nature, so vermicomposting, simply put, mimics nature.
The most common way to vermicompost is by purchasing red wiggler worms from a number of places (like here). Red wigglers are a great worm for composting because they do well in close, highly-populated conditions and don’t burrow deep into the earth like other worms. The worms stay toward the top of the compost pile, eating the scraps you add as they go. The food scraps pass through their body, and what comes out is rich, beautiful compost!
Vermicomposting is an accessible way for people – especially those in urban settings with no backyard to compost in – to turn their food waste into treasure and keep it out of a landfill.
Store your kitchen scraps in a stainless steel bucket and feed them to your worms each week. The worms start composting the scraps immediately and in a few short months you will have enough worm castings to harvest and fertilize your garden. You’ll no longer have to buy bags of compost at the store or worry about your standard compost bin freezing outside in the winter. Vermicomposting is the easiest way to make compost at home and this giveaway is the perfect way to get started!
This Vermicomposting giveaway is sponsored by Eartheasy. One lucky winner will receive:
1 Worm Factory 360 with worms
The Worm Factory 360 is a great option for vermicomposting and tucks easily into a corner of your back porch or even the kitchen! Read more about how the Worm Factory 360 works.
Enter to Win over $200 in Vermicomposting Supplies
Terms & Conditions
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. You must be 18 years or older to enter. This giveaway will end on December 19 at 11:59 pm. When the giveaway ends, the randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If the person does not respond in the given time, another winner will be chosen. Good luck!