Vermicompost is the product or process of composting using various worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, also called worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by an earthworm. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than do organic materials before vermicomposting.
Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. This process of producing vermicompost is called vermicomposting.
After attending worm farm workshop by Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in 2014, we finally kick started worm farming. We purchased a bag of 1000 worms (approximately 250 grams) from The Green Living Centre in Newtown yesterday, worm bin by Wyndywood Worm Farm from North Sydney Council through Compost Revolution for special offer price last month. You can also purchase Tumbleweed worm bin from The Green Living Centre too. Now the worm is sleep under wet newspaper. Hopefully they are comfortable in their new home.