- DR. R.K. SINHA, (AMERICAN-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, 5 (S): 01-55, 2009
For over 20 years The Worm Wigwam has proven to be an easy, efficient and economic way to convert organic waste to nutrient rich vermicompost.
The flow through worm bin is heated and insulated for year round use and can be conveniently located indoor or outdoor away from intense sunlight or other extreme weather exposure.
The Worm Wigwam worm farm is easy to set up because the worms do all the work! The worm bin offers worm castings of the highest quality and requires very little maintenance.
This fantastic, worm powered machine comes with a three year guarantee.
Benefits of Vermicomposting:
- Eliminates food scraps from trash
- Greater nutritional value to plants
- Increases yields of vegetables
- Grows healthier plants and more developed root structure
- Less odors than static piles
- Less space than piles
- Easily use indoors or outdoors
- Richer compost than static piles
Vermicomposting is fun for the whole family to use and learn!
“This is the best vermicomposting system that I have seen to date. Anyone
interested in vermicomposting to accomplish organic waste diversion, education and/or
research should definitely consider the Worm Wigwam. Two years later and ours are still
diverting tons of organic waste from the landfill.”
Dick Sloan of the National Institute of Health
How it works....
Onsite Composting – Static Piles (Ideal for small scale applications such as households or where pickup or drop-off of wet garbage is available)
The important characteristics of beneficial materials for composting include carbon and nitrogen content, moisture level and pH. The ideal medium for the bacteria to break down the organic content require a carbon to nitrogen ratio of approximately 25:1. Faster decomposition of the organic matter occurs when the moisture is in the 40-60 % by wt. range. pH for the compost pile should be close to neutral.
The addition of high carbon (low nitrogen) yard waste such as leaves, straw, shredded cardboard and sawdust, to name a few, will increase the C:N ratio to be ideal. Experience has shown that both pH and C:N ratio are a result of the mix of fruits, vegetables, paper, breads and other waste added to the compost pile. As high carbon materials are added to the pile to create the ideal C:N ratio, the pH will increase accordingly to be within the preferred range. Aeration of the pile by turning it over frequently will also increase the pH of the compost and aid in the composting process.
“The Worm Wigwam has kept me in the worm business. I was going to give it up because it was just too much work. Then I found the Worm Wigwam and everything changed for the good. I’m now having the time of my life growing and selling worms without the intense labor I was going through before.”
- Food and Bedding for the worms are added in layers.
- Worms continually rise to the top to eat the fresh food scraps.
- The crank on the bottom is turned to easily sift out the vermicompost from the bottom layer.
- Flow-through operation.
- An electric heater and insulation are to keep the bed warm in cooler temperatures.
- Worm Wigwam can be located indoors for use in colder temperatures and to avoid direct sunlight.
- Let nature, worms, do all the work!
- 10-15 lbs. start up worm population
- 10-15 lbs. feed and bedding per day processing capacity
- 45-60 lbs finished vermicompost/week
- Dimensions: 36” H X 36” Diam.
- Space requirements: 4’ X 4’ work area
- Compost Dehydrated or Shredded food waste in a continuous process!
- Convenient monthly payments!
- Section 179 Tax Credits can result in savings up to 43%!
- Vermicomposting with worms produces the richest soil nutrient with the greatest value!
- Sell the vermicompost for a profit to produce revenue from recycling food waste!
- Add food waste daily and remove vermicompost several times every week!
- Machines are custom made and usually shipped in less than 4 weeks!
- Dimensions of Institutional Vermicomposter are 5’ W X 6’ L X 4’ H!
- Converts 45-50 lbs of food waste or 30-40 lbs of dehydrated food waste daily to 200-250 lbs/week of vermicompost!
- Produces approximate revenue of $250/week!
- Designed for use by schools, colleges and universities!
- Has a lid resulting in a closed system!
- Size: 5’ W X 6’ L X 4’ H
- Insulated Worm Bed: R-14 rated
- Worms: 45-150 lbs
- FW Input: 45-50 lbs Food/day
- Vermicompost Output: 200-250 lbs/week
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