How it's made

We pride ourselves on our sustainability, and seek to bring the most sustainable products to market. From 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. 

Thermophilic Compost

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We recycle plant waste

Our compost is comprised of 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.

Red Wigglers

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The Cadillac of composting worms

We feed our red wigglers (eisenia fetida) partially composted plant waste - compost that has cooled but not yet matured.

 

As they eat, the worms excrete enzymes, poop, and 'fraternize' in custom worm bins. 

Our worm feedstock is not based on manure or processed grain.

Monitoring

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Moisture, pH, and more

Luckily, 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.

Harvesting

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Easy does it

When the worms are finished eating, they move on to another area. We harvest what is left behind, which is a mixture of castings (poop), enzymes, microbes, and composted matter. It is gently screened through a two-part screener and visually inspected to ensure quality.

Packaging

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Sustainable is key 

After all this, do you think we're packing up these beautiful castings in plastic? We offer a variety of compostable, biodegradable, or recyclable packaging. Additionally, we screen and bag worm castings to order to ensure a fresh, living, sustainable soil amendment.