Resources to buy, build and maintain a worm box
- Composting with Worms (How-To)
- San Francisco Garden for the Environment (415) 731-5627.
- www.gardenfortheenvironment.org (510) 891-6500.
- The Bay-Friendly Gardening program (510) 891-6500
- Stopwaste.org also offers discount compost bins for residents of Alameda County.
Worm composting (Vermicomposting)
The California Integrated Waste Management Board estimates that at least 10 million tons of compostable organics are still being sent to California landfills each year, approximately 25 percent of all materials currently disposed
Reducing the amount food scraps from your garbage helps to save landfill space, reduce green house gases and return valuable nutrients to the soil - thereby reducing our the need to use harmful chemical fertilizers.
There are many ways to compost including participating in municipal compost programs where available, starting a backyard compost pile and worm box composting. Building is a worm box is an easy way to start your composting, especially if you have limited space and time to work with.
Where to get worms
Sonoma Valley Worm Farm
1280 Sperring Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
Cosmo's Red Worms
432 Lawton St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
Blue Belly Farms
9050 Lasell Lane
Durham, CA 95938
Berkeley Spiral Gardens
Foothill Worm Ranch
Blue Ridge Vermiculture
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