ūüĆć Toronto Community Environment Days are here.

Karma Co-op

Announcing Partnership With Karma Co-op

Covid-19 closures affected us but we are open again! You will be able to pick up your worms near Bathurst and Bloor at the Karma Co-op grocery store. Founded in 1972, Karma Co-op is a member-owned, democratically run co-operative, specializing in organic, local, fair trade and zero waste products. Learn more about Karma Co-op below: Read more about Announcing Partnership With Karma Co-op[…]

Compost for Earth Day 2020

  Earth Day is a call to action for the global community to address climate change, foster a sustainable, healthy environment and protect our planet for future generations.¬†¬† Improve your Environmental Literacy with worms this spring!¬† Consider that up to one half of waste sent to landfills can be digested by worms, according to a Read more about Compost for Earth Day 2020[…]

From Tea Bags to Tomato Plants – the Greening of CSI Annex

Thanks to a bursary from the Landscape Ontario Toronto Chapter, we have just completed a year long project to compost food waste at the Centre for Social Innovation Annex¬†(CSI) with a state-of-the-art flow-through¬†Hungry Bin¬†vermi-composter. Though it took quite a while for the worms to multiply such that significant amounts of food waste could be processed, Read more about From Tea Bags to Tomato Plants – the Greening of CSI Annex[…]

Worms Eat Leftover Lunches at the University of Toronto

Congratulations to Anthony Davison, ¬†Communications Assistant of Procurement Services, for initiating a worm composting program in his office at the University of Toronto. When asked if it was difficult to convince his coworkers to accept worms on the floor, he says that ¬†some of them were interested, and others, including his director, said “As long Read more about Worms Eat Leftover Lunches at the University of Toronto[…]

composting in winter

Composting with Worms in Winter

Worm composting is one of the only composting solutions that Canadians have ¬†for the winter months. Adding food scraps to a frozen pile of compost outdoors is ineffective and often no fun indeed! But luckily worm composting can be done indoors. One would think that collecting food waste indoors would be a smelly operation. Surprisingly, Read more about Composting with Worms in Winter[…]

worm composting vancouver

Vancouver Does it Right

The city of Vancouver teaches residents how¬†compost their food scraps with worms. Below,¬†Lauren shows you the basics of worm composting. City Farmer, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, teaches worm composting to hundreds of Vancouver residents every year at The Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden and at local schools. Watch her video on harvesting below: Read more about Vancouver Does it Right[…]

Ted-Ed Creates Animation about Vermicompositing

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.¬†Matthew Ross details the steps we can all take to vermicompost at home — and why it makes good business sense to do so. Nearly one third of our food ends up in the trash can. There is hope, however, Read more about Ted-Ed Creates Animation about Vermicompositing[…]