How to Start a Worm Bin


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This basic primer takes all the guesswork out of worm composting. It shows readers how to take responsibility for the waste they create by turning food scraps into valuable nutrient-rich compost. Henry Owen demonstrates that worm composting is a year-round activity that is easy, fast, convenient, good for the earth, good for your plants, and fun. Topics include what type of worms to buy, how to construct a bin, how to maintain the right environment, and how to foster a thriving “worm herd.” The sections on worm bin troubleshooting and FAQs cover everything else you need to know.


“This book has made the art of worm composting accessible to everyone.”

—Nadine Ford, manager, Little Sugar Creek Community Garden


“This book highlights how easy and rewarding vermicomposting can be. I believe that anyone who read this book will feel confident enough to start their very own worm farm.”

—Brian Rosa, owner/consultant, BE New Organic World LLC
BIO A native of San Antonio, Texas, Henry Owen fell in love with nature as a child at summer camp and on family camping trips. He cofounded and directed Friendship Gardens, a nonprofit project that grows food for Meals on Wheels in Charlotte, North Carolina, before moving back to Texas to serve as executive director of the Nature Discovery Center. He is a husband, father, educator, adventure-play advocate, garden nerd, and composter.

ISBN             978-1-50894-704-2

Pages: 106


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Jennifer L.
A good place to start

Playful read and solid advice. A good place to start.

Good but basic.

This is a good book for beginning a small worm farm. It is an easy read. Lots of good pointers. But as I stated above, it is very basic.

It was informative! Worms are

It was informative! Worms are doing fine. Rod

Worm farm

Everything is top quality my farm is thriving, thanks

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