Environmental Products

Vermicomposting Red Wiggler Worms

Green Venture offers red wiggler worms for sale through the EcoHouse. Red Wiggler worms (Eisenia foetida) are the most common type of worm used to compost indoors, and are an odour-free, fast method of making compost with minimal maintenance.

What is Worm composting?

Worm composting is using worms to recycle food waste into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. Worms are fed food scraps including raw fruits and vegetables, which become compost as they pass through the worm’s body. Compost exits the worm through its’ tail end. This compost is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium and great for your houseplants or garden! Red wiggler worms are rapid multipliers and break down compost quickly. Under ideal conditions, they can eat their body weight in food scraps each day.

Red Wigglers (Just Worms)

$40.00 +HST (if purchased with cash, a 5% discount will be applied)

We sell our red wigglers ready to be added to your vermicomposting bin in reusable plastic or metal containers (think Maxwell coffee container). The volume is approximately 2 L, about 1/2 pound of worms by weight, which includes: worms, bedding, and some castings. Also known as worm manure, castings contain microorganisms that help accelerate the composting process. It takes a new bin a fairly long time to establish these microorganisms if castings are not added. Please bring your own container if possible.

To order red wigglers or a worm shack, contact Green Venture at 905-540-8787 x115, or via email at contact@greenventure.ca Please call or email ahead of time as we sometimes have a waiting list for our worms!

Worm Shack (Worm Composting Starter Kit)

$70.00 + HST (if purchased with cash, a 5% discount will be applied)

Green Venture pre-builds these economical vermicomposting bin systems for clients. The two-bin system allows for good air circulation and less maintenance than a one-bin system and is the perfect size for apartments, basements, and laundry rooms. Vermicomposting offers people with little or no backyard space, or those that have had difficulties with backyard composting, a way to reduce waste and make valuable compost. This system is complete and ready to operate when you receive it — just take home or to the office and add food!

Features include:

  • One of the most economical vermicomposters available
  • Includes approximately 1/2 pound of worms to start worm composting, and can hold from 1,000 to 3,000
  • Comes with finished compost, loaded with microorganisms to help with the composting process
  • Includes shredded paper bedding, as well as wood chips or organic soil to cover food scraps
  • Sturdy plastic bins separate for worm tea collection
  • Made from durable, lightweight plastic
  • Width: 43.25 cm x Length: 56 cm x Height: 38.25 cm
  • Food Scraps from 2-4 adults
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 7.7 kg (including starter materials and worms)

Delivery available within the Greater Hamilton Area for an additional $15.00

Red Wigglers are sold in-store only and cannot be shipped by mail or courier, due to prohibitions on shipping live worms. If you wish to have live worms shipped to you, we recommend www.cathyscomposters.com.

To order red wigglers or a worm shack, contact Green Venture at 905-540-8787 x115, or via email at contact@greenventure.ca Please call or email ahead of time as we sometimes have a waiting list for our worms!

Worm Composting in the Classroom

Interested in a having a worm bin in your classroom? You can purchase our vermicomposting kit and have a Green Venture staff build it with your students. Our Wiggly Worms presentation allows students to observe a vermicomposting habitat and see how worms produce compost. Contact our Education Manager for more information: education@greenventure.ca or call 905-540-8787, x154.

Please note that we no longer offer the “worm chalet” for sale.

Rain Barrels

Green Venture also has a number of used and new rain barrels for sale. These include the 208L Raincatcher 4000 and the Riversafe 500L barrel. Please contact us at 905-540-8787 for pricing or email contact@greenventure.ca.

   Raincatcher 4000

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