Problem: Our food system is 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.
Solution: Composting closes 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 is a natural process where specialized composting earthworms eat organic waste and convert it into healthy, living soil, similar to what happens beneath the forest floor.
The 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 it!!! Very easy to use, doesn't smell, and looks nice too ❤️
My kids even like to help feed "the wormies" 😉
I'm a huge supporter of Akil's initiative to reduce food waste, bring people closer to their waste, and creating a circular economy within your household and your city. I've been fascinated to learn about the worm's ecosystem, what kind of environment they prefer, what kinds of food they prefer, how to balance other criters in the bin, moisture, brown material vs green material ratios, etc. It's been a lot of guessing and experimenting, and I've surprised myself dedicating a lot more time, energy and effort to the cause than I initially thought was necessary. But, I truly love it. Akil's business model, his purpose, are true. They are authentic and it gives me a profound sense of accomplishment and pride to own a Worm Café from The Box of Life, even though I continue to learn everyday, fail and succeed unconsistently. I love what it represents and feel great about the investment. Can't wait to have homegrown fertilizer to feed all my plants! Thank you Akil, much love.
Beautiful wood, smells nice, looks nice, works very well. The worms are happy
It was absolutely fascinating to set up a whole new ecosystem at home, learn to nourish it, and watch the wrigglers transform day-to-day fruit and vegetable scraps into rich compost!
I love my beautiful worm studio. It sits in my kitchen and is absolutely odourless. Akil makes it fun and easy to learn about vermicomposting.
The box looks like a piece of furniture and sits in my sitting room. No unpleasant smell or flies. Thank you Alil
Great service - great product! (so much easier to use with a worm mix rather than simply a bag of worms)
Thank you for all your help and follow up - the worms are doing well. We have already found eggs and babies! The students are thrilled!
A really nice project to do with your family!
It looks great and supports a fantastic initiative!! We have also used this product to deep dive into teaching concepts with our children on the environment and stewardship! Love it
We have been doing vermicomposting for several years, but winter indoors composting hasn't worked too well. We had owned worm factories, but it was very bulky. Akil's boxes are the right size for our smallish home, and it is made with untreated cedar, best safe and enduring wood really. And it's very good looking and with muted natural colour it fits anywhere! We had a lot of fun putting it together. Very clear instruction and smart design. Akil delivered to us and gave really good instruction on how it works. Can not wait to observe how it goes this winter.
I compost outside in the summer and was looking for a more winter-friendly way to deal with my food waste. Box of Life was a lucky find. I received all the education I needed to get started. The community via a Facebook group surrounding Box of Life is great! Definitely recommend.
I’m really enjoying being able to compost in my apartment. The kit was easy to put together, and the worms require almost no maintenance. The setup is very neat with no smell. I highly recommend getting a worm studio vermicomposter!
Very happy with the boxes. Assembled in about 10 minutes. The labelling of pieces and simple instructions are accessible for any skill level. The minimalist design allow it to not stand out, but not be unattractive if it is out in the open. Should be a cool conversation started sitting next to my indoor garden once I start having people over again. The boxes stack snugly so I've had no issues with smells or escapees. I'm still working on the first level, but the worms are multiplying about as well as could be expected. They are able to get under the mesh on the bottom layer to sit on the bottom tray, so I have no doubt that they'll have trouble migrating upwards once I get there in another month or two. I can't really imagine anything that would make it better.
I am about 1 month in and I love it! My kids now have a pet! Seriously... lol. It is such an amazing idea and the design looks great in my living room.
beautiful box, easy to assemble, and was a breeze to get started with worm composting!
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.