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Original Wormery

The original wormery is an easy, efficient (and very cool!) way to convert ordinary kitchen food waste into rich organic compost through the natural action of worms feeding.

All you have to do is drop your kitchen waste into the bin and forget it. The worms do all the work. The lid has a high quality, rubberised seal and brass aeration vents for good air flow.

At the bottom is the tap where you can fill your watering can with the liquid fertiliser that the worms produce.

This wormery's 100 litre capacity is ideal for household or family use.

Price: £70.00

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Details

  • Capacity : 100 litres
  • Height : 76cm (30 inches)
  • Width : 61cm (24 inches)
  • Depth : 43cm (17 inches)
  • Ideal for household / family use
  • Brass eeration vents for improved airflow
  • Patented drainage system
  • Keep it indoors or out!
  • Rubberised lid seal
  • The first commercially available wormery ever!
  • Everything you need included (including the worms!)

Why use a wormery?

  • Decomposing organic waste such as garden waste and food can lead to high methane levels when it is disposed of at landfill - methane is not only a potential fire risk but also a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming
  • slims your bin and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill
  • prevents the need for polluting bonfires
  • reduces the need to water your garden
  • increases plant growth and health
  • replaces the need to use chemical fertilisers and pesticides
  • replaces the need to use peat from fast-disappearing peat bogs
  • your plants will thank you for it!

Facts

What is a wormery?

A wormery is an easy, efficient system of converting ordinary kitchen food waste into liquid feed and rich organic compost through the natural action of worms.

How does it work?

The wormery is divided up into a number of chambers. In one of these live the Tiger Worms (it's OK, you don't have to touch them - you probably won't even see much of them). All you do is drop your daily kitchen waste into the bin and forget it. The worms feed on the food waste and convert it into concentrated liquid feed and bio-rich organic compost.

What can I put in?

Wormeries will accept your ordinary kitchen waste such as peelings, cooked and uncooked scraps, tea bags, eggshells, paper kitchen towels, even shredded newspaper etc. In fact virtually any organic kitchen waste can go into a wormery.

What do I get out?

From your wormery, you will get a strong, nutrient-rich liquid feed, which you dilute with water prior to use as an excellent plant food for house plants, garden flowers, shrubs, vegetables or as a lawn feed. Also, a rich organic compost known to keen gardeners as black gold.

Why Worms?

Nature has provided us with the perfect waste disposal unit in the worm, and Tiger Worms are simply the most efficient at dealing with organic waste. They live their whole lives in the dark, moist atmosphere of the wormery; eating the waste material you put in and converting it into liquid feed and compost. The worms are native to the UK and occur naturally outdoors wherever there is organic waste such as an old compost heap. All we have done is harness their abilities more efficiently by producing the ideal environment for them to work in.

Does it smell?

No. Well designed wormeries (like these) should not smell at all. As the waste material you put in starts to decompose it is consumed by the worms, thereby effectively eliminating the possibility of odour. The rubberised compression seal also helps to minimise any risk of odour as the food starts to break down.

Help change the world with your wallet

Eden is an educational charity running all sorts of projects to help make the world a better, nicer place to live. So when you buy something from the shop, that's where the profits go.

We know kids thrive by getting out and about and being creative. That's why we set up our wild play scheme to get young people outside again - through activities like den building and nature trails. By buying something in our shop, you're helping support a revolution in the way the next generation learn.

Find out about Eden's Mud Between Your Toes project.

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