Our current food system is a bit linear
With a sprinkle of chemical pesticides, herbicides and a dash of environmental degradation
We also waste a ton of food that then gets sent to landfill to rot, releasing methane and costing taxpayer dollars.
We're closing the loop
By helping you convert kitchen waste into nature's best fertilizer
By vermicomposting your kitchen scraps at home, you are recycling the nutrients in our ecosystem instead of wasting them in the landfill.
The end result is an incredible living soil amendment that is used in regenerative agriculture to heal the soil and grow nutritious food. Worm castings can eliminate the need for synthetic inputs in our soil.
So, what is vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting or worm composting, is a natural process where special earthworms eat organic waste and convert it into healthy, living soil. Our Worm Studio is a great option for you to compost in the comfort of your home without the smells, pests or effort typically associated with outdoor composting systems.
Benefits of vermicomposting
It's like magic, really
This is what happens to your food scraps after every 2 weeks. In 4 weeks, all that "waste" is transformed by the wormies into beautiful, black gold for your plants.
I love all the resources The Box of Life has to help a complete newbie start vermicomposting. The cedar box is great and has a subtle, but pleasant smell.
I absolutely love my Box of Life. My worms are happy and my garden is thriving thanks to the soil they produce. Akil provides excellent support and instructions, too.
The Box of Life is a charming worm studio. Looks great, and it is not difficult to assemble. The worms seem to be happy there.
I've been interested in vermiculture for years. I had a big, bulky rubbermaid bin in university. After starting my adult life...I wasn't interested in having an ugly bin in my house. The Box of Life is pretty enough to sit in my kitchen, and functional enough to make my worms thrive. We all win!
Love this box, my worms love it too! It looks like it belongs in the living room, unlike the Rubbermaid bin I had before... Thanks Akil!
Worm Studio | stacking indoor composter
Among the many (MANY) things I bought during this pandemic, my worm studio is by far my most favorite item. It is literally the gift that keeps on giving! The studio itself was so easy to assemble and the actual upkeep has been minimal. Akil has been extremely helpful in getting me started and the community he is building is growing into an amazing resource. I love that if I do have any issues, it is there to troubleshoot them! Cannot recommend it enough!
We love our worm studio and even when we are not sure about what to do, Akil is super helpful and always ready to answer all our worm related questions! A great way to start composting, if you have no previous experience and want to gain some knowledge.
The worm studio looks really nice in our kitchen and doesn't smell! =)
Admittedly, I was not sure about hosting worms in my home. I was wrong!
The Box of Life is a beautiful product, and simply works. Feeding the worms and watching the progress in the Box has been a daily joy.
Don't hesitate. You won't regret it!
I live in a small studio apartment. I wanted to support small businesses and reduce my footprint.
It's been three months and my worms are thriving. No smell, no fuss. The fact that the box is made of wood adds a pleasant woody smell.
I like that they are stackable will make harvesting the castings that much easier.
Akil has gone above and beyond in customer support and providing resources.
I hesitated for a while before getting my worm studio, but it is easily one of the best decisions I have made in 2020.
I have a really small apartment, but it really takes up no space at all and it is easy to put things on top if needed. It doesn't smell at all (even in the summer with no air conditioning!). We haven't had any problems with bugs and my dog doesn't seem bothered by it either (I kind of wondered if she'd always be trying to get her nose in there).
I was worried about not knowing how to take care of it properly, but the information that I received with the purchase (as well as the great support from the Box of Life team!) has been everything that I needed and more. It really is more simple than I expected.
I would recommend this to everyone and anyone who lives in a small space and wants to reduce their food waste.
This is a very easy aesthetically pleasing way to compost! There is no gross smells coming from the compost. Akil is of course always available to answer questions and happy to help. I have had this system for about 10 months now.
I've wanted to get into vermicomposting for a long time but have been stuck at the 'but it's a gross sweaty plastic bucket filled with garbage and worms' phase. The Box of Life is an aesthetically pleasing, great smelling (no joke, always smells like wet cedar), easy to use composter. Akil is enthusiastic and always available to help with questions or concerns. I made a very rookie mistake which lead to a fruit fly problem, but Akil told me how to solve this issue and since then literally no problems. I have had my studio for 9 months and the wormies are starting to really 'find their feet' ... haaha. If you are considering vermicomposting, I don't think I could recommend this product more.
I cannot say enough good things about The Box of Life worm studio. It is a thing of beauty, so it sits out in our living space, no need to hide it away. It is such a beautiful, elegant way to compost, not to mention that the compost that comes out of it is so rich and good for the plants. I'm very grateful for Akil's knowledge and enthusiasm for vermicomposting. I can't think of a better guide for starting my journey of vermicomposting. Thank you, Akil!
I love the box of life design. The cedar wood smells amazing and it seems that no matter how much organic material I put inside the bin, the smell never changes! Such a great product that was so simple and fun to assemble. Highly recommend and Akil is so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process of becoming a compost hero.