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Worm Farms

A great way to recycle your buildings food scraps

Worm Farms can be novelty feature, an education feature for your kids and a wonderful marketing tool for your business. More importantly, they are a great way to recycle your buildings food scraps and waste into fertile compost. Instead of disposing of your buildings food waste in the trash can, feed your worm farm with it. It’s a natural and organic way of disposing of your food waste and can be done on a large scale. Studies have shown that worm castings enhance germination, plant growth and if you have a veggie garden as a building feature, enhance your crop yield. They also add microorganisms to the soil and improve water holding capacity.

Useful Information

Environmental Awareness For Kids

Worm farms are fun for the kids and a great lesson on the benefits of recycling. You get to see nature at work in ‘living colour’.

Does A Worm Farm Smell?

If run properly, worm farms have a natural earthy smell.

Maintenance & Servicing

Very little maintenance required.

Worm Farm Composition

Generally the worm farm device is made of recycled plastic, water proof and extremely durable.

Usage & Best Practice

Make sure the lids on the worm farms fit snugly and are water tight. The farm must also be insect proof (insects must not enter the farm).

Performance Optimisation

Performance is dependent on the quality of worms

Custom Designs

Worm farms can be custom built to your requirements.

Farm Housing & Feeding

The worm farms themselves can be housed either indoors or outdoors. Worms shouldn’t be left unfed for longer than 4 weeks (max).

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