Virginia Worm Castings
Whether you call them worm castings, vermicast, vermicompost, worm poop, worm compost, or something else...
By any name, our organic hand-crafted soil amendment is produced to the highest standards for reliable results in the garden.
FEED THE SOIL
Our plant-based, sustainable worm castings are a living soil amendment. Worm castings contain microbes, nutrients and minerals that feed the soil. Direct soil application or a worm tea spray improves overall plant health by improving soil structure and water retention, encouraging vigorous root growth, and adding beneficial microorganisms to the soil.
We ship our Richmond-crafted worm castings anywhere in Virginia via ground service, typically USPS.
Live outside of Virginia? Please contact us for availability.
Richmond local? We offer free delivery in our existing service area: Delivery Area.
how to use
Direct Application: Mix 1 part worm castings into 4 parts soil. Apply every two to three months during growing season.
Worm Tea Application: Mix 2 cups worm castings per 5 gallons of non-chlorinated water. Aerate continuously for 12 - 48 hours. Strain through a stocking or cheesecloth before using in sprayer. Apply every two weeks during growing season.
Shipping (in Virginia only): Available in 3qt resealable bag or 1 gal reusable pail. Purchase
Local delivery or pick-up from our RVA-area farm: Available in 1 or 5 gallon bucket, 1/2 cubic foot sack, and 3qt or 10qt resealable pouch.
How our castings are made
We pride ourselves on our sustainability, and seek to bring the most sustainable products to market. From local and sustainable, organic waste streams to compostable and biodegradable packaging, learn how we make our worm castings and compost a little bit differently...to be earth-conscious stewards.
We use heat to ensure safety
We start with local yard waste, our own farm crop waste, and plant-based food waste collected from the Richmond area. Inputs are composted onsite using multiple thermophilic phases to ensure the destruction of pathogens and weed seeds.
Our worm feedstock is not based on manure or processed grain.
The gold standard
Our population of red wigglers (eisenia fetida) consumes the partially composted plant waste - compost that has cooled but not yet matured. It is added into bins in thin layers based on the rate of consumption.
As they consume the compost, worms poop, excrete enzymes, and 'fraternize' in custom worm bins.
Moisture, pH and more
The worms do most of the heavy lifting, but we do need to check in on them daily to monitor moisture, pH, and their progress in the bin. If needed, we add more food or water and take care of anything they need.
While voracious consumers, our worms still need plenty of time to create castings - typically anywhere from 4-6 months.
We're hands on
When the worms are finished eating, they move on to another area. We harvest what is left behind, which is a mixture of castings, enzymes, microbes, and composted matter. It is gently screened through a two-part screener and visually inspected to ensure quality.
Castings are always packaged to order to ensure a fresh, living, sustainable soil amendment.