How to make Great Compost

Posted on July 7, 2021 by WormBiz

There are many tools and methods to processing natural waste materials into this very powerful additive for your soil. Successful composting is all about the right balance of ingredients and managing the right conditions for organic matter to decompose and return to the soil, just as they do in nature. There are lots of ways you …read more

Introducing Anna’s Next Chapter!

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Home Grown Health is Anna’s Publishing debut. Before we introduce the project, here is a bit of background.The WormBiz family live on a 10-acre mountainside in the Manning Valley, NSW Australia. In 2014 they purchased an off-grid property with no infrastructure or services. Shortly after that, they took on a rundown commercial worm operation. Peter and …read more

A practical guide to Regenerative Closed-loop Systems

Posted on June 20, 2021 by WormBiz

How we live by permaculture day to day began with small steps and an emphasis on creating and sustaining regenerative closed-loop systems, for example, taking responsibility for our food waste. Kitchen scraps go to the chickens and turn into both eggs that come back to the kitchen, and manure that cycles through the garden soil …read more

WHAT TO FEED THE WORMS? Your questions answered

Posted on June 6, 2021 by WormBiz

What to feed your worms? What not to feed your worms? How much can they eat? These questions haunt all new worm farmers. Fear not, here is all you need to know when feeding your worms so they produce large amounts of worm castings.  More castings helps you to grow bigger, healthier organic food at …read more

When starting a worm farm, it is best to source “compost worms.” Here are the reasons why:  There are lots of species of soil earthworms naturally found in a healthy garden. Earthworms are deep burrowing and quite amazingly, secrete slimy mucus, which helps them move through their tunnels with ease, not only aerating the soil …read more

Winterise your Worm Farm

Posted on May 20, 2021 by WormBiz

Winter is coming! Here’s some simple things you can do to ensure the worms in your farm stay warm and cosy! Composting worms can be less active during the cooler months. To keep them lively and consistently processing food waste into worm castings all season long, winterise your worm farm today by following these easy …read more

Vermicomposting- Natures Fertiliser

Posted on May 5, 2021 by WormBiz

(Vermi) Worms it’s INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK! ICAW is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. Enriching our existing soils with compost is one of the most positive things each of us can do for …read more

A bittersweet end to 2019

Posted on January 1, 2020 by WormBiz

6 years since we started out here and it is hard to believe it has been our toughest year yet! The last 2 months have been particularly emotional for us and our small community. Catastrophic fires destroyed a total of 9 homes here in Killabakh and caused damage to many properties. Our farm came severely …read more

The year of the Worm

Posted on December 24, 2018 by WormBiz

A year after the website launch our family team have been kept busy growing, packing and posting compost worms and castings to their new homes in QLD, NSW, VIC AND SA. We have also answered many wormy questions sent in from fellow worm warriors. Of course, there are always lessons to be learnt forcing us …read more

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