Using compost in your garden can save water

Using compost in your garden can save water

Another form of composting is vermicomposting, which uses worms to recycle food scraps and other organic material to develop a compost that can be …
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Tired of Buying Soil? Composting is the Answer

There are many types of composting (traditional, bokashi, vermicomposting, aerated, in-vessel); read on to learn more about your best options in the …
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Creating a Super-Optimized Worm Food Mix

Creating a Super-Optimized Worm Food Mix

A question from John posted on my last Worm Inn Mega update inspired me to shoot this video today. It shows how I am creating these optimized food mixes for my Worm Inn Mega, and provides a good overview of the “food optimization” concept in general. I can definitely see myself referring people back to […]See all stories on this topic

How to make a worm compost box

How to make a worm compost box

Composting with worms is an easy and cheap way to get introduced to the art and science of composting. Composting with worms is also great for …
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Master gardeners host compost workshop Saturday at Patrick Ranch

The workshop will include rapid backyard composting and vermicomposting — also known as worm composting. Participants will learn how to build …
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Seed Balls – 03-04-14

Seed Balls – 03-04-14

Since the time of my last seed ball post, I have continued to experiment with my own mixes. Most recently — this past weekend — I decided to create a mix solely consisting of 50% vermicompost and 50% paper pulp to see what sort of a difference it would make (if any) to leave the […]See all stories on this topic

Worm Inn Mega – 03-05-14

Yesterday I decided it was time to shoot another Worm Inn Mega video. Let me apologize in advance for the length of it and the shaky filming. In hindsight, it probably would have made more sense just to take pictures and then create a slideshow video instead. Anyway, apart from talking about how the system […]See all stories on this topic

Worm Inn Mega Wooden Stand

Worm Inn Mega Wooden Stand

A short time ago, Blake Ketchum showed me a picture of the wooden stand she had built for her first Worm Inn Mega (she now owns two of them). I loved the simple-yet-sturdy appearance, and asked if she might be willing to let me share the design with RWC Worm Inn Mega customers. She not […]See all stories on this topic

Warming a Wintry Worm Windrow

Things are finally starting to lean in the direction of spring up here in Southern Ontario. Given the huge amount of snow we’ve received this winter (I can’t remember the last time we’ve had that much), the extended periods of incredibly cold weather, and just generally the fact that my favorite activities are composting and […]See all stories on this topic

How Do I Know If Vermicompost Is Ready For Harvesting?

This email came from Ryan P: Hi Bentley! I have been a fan of your site for a while (recently joined e-mail list). I have a question about harvesting the compost from my bins…. I have a feeling that it is time to harvest the compost from one of my bins — I grabbed out […]See all stories on this topic

Seed Balls 2.0

It’s no secret that my recent introduction to the “seed balls” concept really has me fired up! While I’ve alluded to the fact that this goes beyond a simple interest in seed balls themselves (as cool as I think they are) — I have yet to explain where my kooky brain has gone from there. […]See all stories on this topic

Vermi-Seeds?

Vermi-Seeds?

During my younger years, one of my geeky hobbies (among many) was growing tropical plants using seeds harvested from fruit my dad would bring home from the supermarket. I clearly remember having success with avacados, pomegranates, papaya, kiwis and dragon fruit — but I’m sure there were others as well. Obviously — given my location […]See all stories on this topic

Can Dog Poop Be Vermicomposted?

Question from Bruce: I would like to help a local animal shelter who has a problem with too much dog poop by using a worm bin to decompose the dog poop and creating fertilizer that could be sold to help fund the shelter. Can this be done? I have read that you can only use […]See all stories on this topic

Shredding Cardboard with a Leaf-Mulching Vaccuum?

A little while back I received an email from RWC follower, Troy K. He wanted to share his nifty method for shredding up egg carton cardboard. Just wanted too pass along a very easy — and extremely quick — way to shred cardboard egg cartons. I always dread shredding but know it has to be […]See all stories on this topic

The Beast – 02-27-14

As touched on in my last “Beast” update, I decided that my VB48 system was in serious need of an overhaul. I thought I might get to it sometime in the spring, but turning it into a fun business project (also touched on last time) has motivated me to get going with it a fair […]See all stories on this topic

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