Mikey's Worm Poop

A peek at a large-scale production of quality Vermicompost in our facility.

Written by Michael McMahon and Daniel Nowell



Vermicompost has revolutionized vegetable growing and home gardening. When compared to other fertilizers, it has delivered the best results in organic farming.

All sorts of fruiting, underground, and leafy vegetables, whether grown in containers or raised beds, benefit from vermicompost as a primary nutrient.

Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to transform organic materials (typically trash) into vermicompost, a humus-likesubstance. The objective is to process the material as soon as feasible.


Advantages of Vermicompost

Vermicompost, like conventional compost, provides many benefits to agricultural soil, including increased ability to retain moisture, better nutrient-holding capacity, better soil structure, and higher levels of microbial activity. A search of the literature, however, indicates that Vermicompost may be superior to conventional aerobic compost in several areas. These include the level of plant-available nutrients, the level of beneficial microorganisms, the ability to stimulate plant growth, the ability to suppress disease, and the ability to repel pests.


The Vermicompost Process

Our Vermicompost process starts by setting up the correct infrastructure for the proper worm environment. Under ground piping, misting and irrigation systems, ventilation and lighting has to be set up before starting the operation inside of our one and a half acre facility. Next, 200 feet windrows are put in place with our red wigglers worms at high levels of moisture content (80% - 90%). After worms have properly populated, Irrigation plays an important role to migrate the worms from one side to the other. Heavy machinery is then used to collect the worm product of the dried side of the windrow after a three-month period. The process repeats after lab tests pass our quality control protocol.


The Purpose of Vermicompost

As compost, Vermicompost and worm castings’ purpose is to radically improve the soil structure and quality by improving the water retention and the micro and macronutrients in the soil. The difference from our compost and our Vermicompost it is that our worms eat our great compost product, digest and produce a much more excellent product with a higher soil conditioning potential.