**UPDATE 1 May 2021** Folks, we apologize but we're currently out of stock and will build more by mid-July. You can still place an order to reserve yours now.
Made in Ottawa | (virgin) plastic free | Carbon neutral shipping & delivery
The Worm Studio is a beautiful indoor worm bin that you can use to convert your kitchen scraps into healthy soil in a hygienic way without any hassles or smells. The vertical migration system makes the composting process seamless by removing the need to manually separate the wormies from the castings (fertilizer). You simply feed them your scraps in the upper bin while harvesting the bottom bin to get the castings.
How does it work?
- Start by adding your kitchen scraps to the bottom bin
- When that bin gets full, stack the 2nd bin on top and continue feeding. Once that it full, you add the third bin.
- The wormies finish eating the scraps from the bottom bin and travel upwards through the mesh in search for fresh food, leaving behind their castings
- When the top bin is almost full, it's time to harvest castings
- Simply remove the bottom bin, empty out the contents, and place it on top of your stack and continue feeding
- By continuously rotating the bins, you will get fresh castings every 3-4 months
Should I get 3 bins or 4 bins?
The 3 bin system is good for an average family of 2 and you can feed the wormies 2-3 kg/week. If you have a bigger family or cook at home a lot, you are better suited for getting 4 bins so you can feed the top two bins together about 3-5 kg/week. Don't worry, you can always buy another layer in the future!
You should avoid feeding the wormies meat or dairy (eggshells are okay) because they smell bad during decomposition. Everything else that comes from the earth can go back into it. For more information, refer to our feeding guide you will receive in your order email.
The Worm Studio is sold disassembled and requires a screwdriver to assemble. It's easier than IKEA, we promise.
Your order includes instructions and access to our online community. Here you can interact with other compost heroes, ask questions and stay motivated in your composting journey. Who's up for a life changing experience?
The boxes are very nice but expensive.
Maybe providing more worms to start would get the production going faster.
The instructions should be more specific about always adding more moisture.
The smell of the nice wood and the earthy compost is pleasing.
I'm so happy with my worm studio. There's no bad smell, it just smells like cedarwood (and dirt when you open the bin)! I haven't had the box long enough to harvest any castings yet but my worms seem very happy :)
Vermicomposting can be a bit daunting. I probably would not have started it without The Box of Life. The Worm Studio (& red wriggler worms) live in my living room and they are doing great. It has been invaluable to receive support from Akil and other Worm Studio users as I start this new journey into vermicomposting!
Easy to put together. A much better solution than a plastic one!
Very pleased with my vermicompost.