Wormery 

The Wormery turns our organic waste, like kitchen scraps, into rich fertiliser for our vege garden. 

Benefits: 

Soil

  • Improves soil aeration

  • Enriches soil with micro-organisms (adding enzymes such as phosphatase and cellulase)

  • Microbial activity in worm castings is 10 to 20 times higher than in the soil and organic matter that the worm ingests 

  • Attracts deep-burrowing earthworms already present in the soil

  • Improves water holding capacity

Plant growth

  • Enhances germination, plant growth, and crop yield

  • Improves root growth and structure

  • Enriches soil with micro-organisms (adding plant hormones such as auxins and gibberellic acid)

Economic

  • Biowastes conversion reduces waste flow to landfills

  • Elimination of biowastes from the waste stream reduces contamination of other recyclables collected in a single bin (a common problem in communities practicing Single-stream recycling)

  • Creates low-skill jobs at local level

  • Low capital investment and relatively simple technologies make vermicomposting practical for less-developed agricultural regions

Environmental

  • Helps to close the "metabolic gap" through recycling waste on-site

  • Large systems often use temperature control and mechanized harvesting, however other equipment is relatively simple and does not wear out quickly

  • Production reduces greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and nitric oxide (produced in landfills or incinerators when not composted or through methane harvest)

For more information, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/vermicompost