We’ve been teaching vermicomposting (worm composting) classes for quite some time. However, we rarely have the chance to hear how things are going after the class. We recently checked in with a student who was in our worm composting class last fall. Here’s a peek into Nicole T and her worm composting journey. How long have you been composting with worms?
Just over a year. We started in October 2019.Why did you decide to start composting with worms?
We wanted to produce less food waste. We had a regular compost bin but learned at the vermicomposting class that using worms was the best way to produce compost to use in gardens and plant pots.What keeps you motived to continue composting your food waste?
We eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and it’s nice not sending as much food waste to a landfill. The effort is minimal and we’re producing great compost that we don’t have to purchase.How many people are in your household?
3 (2 adults, 1 toddler)What does your “worm routine” look like? How often are you feeding? Where is your bin located?
We feed every other week or so and keep the bin just outside our back door under a covered porch. We did bring it inside last winter as temperatures got colder.What is the most challenging part of this process?
Remembering to add more shredded paper occasionally and to check that it hasn’t dried out.What advice would you give to someone wanting to get started?
Give it a try! It’s inexpensive and very low maintenance once you get everything set up.Learn How to Compost