Made with ❤️ in Ottawa 🇨🇦
The Worm Studio is a beautiful indoor composter that will convert your kitchen scraps into healthy soil!
🌎 Sustainable materials - local cedar ethically harvested
👃🏽 No bad smells
💪🏽 It is easy to do as the wormies do all the work for you
📖 We will teach you how to build a successful composting habit
🤓 Access to our online community for support and motivation
🧘♂️ Some find it therapeutic to take care of a tiny living ecosystem
👨👩👦 Fun family activity and a way to teach kids about the environment
The different layers in the Worm Studio allow the wormies to move between them ensuring a virtually worm-free harvest of castings, saving you time and effort.
So how does it work?
- Start with the bottom layer and follow the feeding guide to gradually fill it up
- When the bottom layer gets full, place the 2nd layer on top and continue feeding. Once that is full, you add the third layer and continue feeding.
- The wormies finish eating the scraps from the bottom layer and travel upwards in search for fresh food
- When the third layer is almost full, remove the bottom layer from the stack, empty the castings, and place the empty layer on top of your stack to 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 appropriate for a family of 2 and you can feed the wormies 2-3 kg/week. If you have a bigger family or cook a lot at home, you should get the 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!
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?
I'm a newbie to vermicomposting and I was a bit unsure at first but after a week, it was obvious how easy it is! How have I not tried this before?! The Box of Life provides an in depth Worm Parenting Guide that is SUPER easy to understand and also beautiful to look at. I was super lucky to get an "ugly box" version of the box of life where a local artist painted the exterior with beautiful colours and nature inspired motifs. What an awesome business, and super impressed with the product and the experience of vermicomposting.
The worm studio is a novel configuration and easy to assemble. I think a small improvement would be to chamfer (i.e. bevel) the inner edges of the lid to reduce the tendency for the lid to jam on the inside walls of the top box. Th worms seem to be thriving but that is hard to judge because the worms are shy and it is not easy to see if they are reproducing. Reproduction is an essential first step to increasing the rate of composting because there were only 5 worms furnished with the Box of Life.
SUCH a fun way to get our kids interested, and to participate, in the cycle of food production/reproduction. Great opportunity to talk about ecosystems. Our 6 year-old even helped put the composter together—it was that easy.
It's been really cool to see these little creatures do their work. This is such a simple and low maintenance hobby, plus the worm bin itself is really beautiful! Highly recommended.