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Big Red Worms

At Big Red Worms, we understand how important it is to minimize our impact on the environment as a community. That’s why we convert over 390 tons of food and 800 tons of animal waste into rich living compost each year with the assistance of Eisena fetida (Red Wigglers) worms.

We also educate others about how they can incorporate more sustainable practices into their everyday lives. We offer composting classes for students and adults at our location along with tutorials, DIY equipment, and summaries of our research experiments on our website. Classes are offered quarterly, with some being offered through Community Crops.

Our scientific research contributes directly to discovery of new sustainable farming approaches and composting techniques that are designed to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • renew soil resources and water conservation
  • decrease dependence on oil based chemicals and fertilizers