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Celebrating Earth Day: Worm Composting for Toronto Urban Dwellers

As Toronto gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, there’s no better time for condo residents to embrace sustainable practices like worm composting. Amidst the bustling streets and high-rise buildings, worm composting offers Toronto urban dwellers a practical way to contribute to the city’s environmental health while fostering a deeper connection to nature. Read more about Celebrating Earth Day: Worm Composting for Toronto Urban Dwellers[…]

Choosing the Perfect Space for Your Worm Bin

Unfortunately, we live in a climate that is not hospitable to red wiggler worms in winter. ¬†That’s why many people set up a worm bin indoors, especially those living in apartments.¬† Here are various indoor spaces ideal for hosting a thriving worm bin. Kitchen: Placing your worm bin in the kitchen offers unparalleled convenience. It Read more about Choosing the Perfect Space for Your Worm Bin[…]

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No Yard? No Problem. Six Steps to Composting Indoors

Composting food scraps with red wiggler worms, also known as vermicomposting, is an excellent way to reduce household waste and create nutrient-rich soil for plants. However, if you live in Toronto without a yard or outdoor space, you may be wondering how to get started. Here are some tips for managing food scraps with red Read more about No Yard? No Problem. Six Steps to Composting Indoors[…]

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What Do Red Wigglers Prefer to Eat?

Red Wiggler composting worms, also known as Eisenia fetida, are one of the most popular species of worms used for vermicomposting, the process of composting with the help of worms. They are voracious eaters and can process a large amount of organic waste, making them ideal for converting kitchen scraps and yard waste into rich, Read more about What Do Red Wigglers Prefer to Eat?[…]

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How this New York Company Turns Local Food Scraps into Soil

A pioneering New York-based company, Community Compost Company, is proving that food waste can be managed by turning it into high-quality compost. This not not only helps reduce the amount of food waste going into regional landfills, but also supports regional soil health by providing locals with a valuable resource for improving soil quality and Read more about How this New York Company Turns Local Food Scraps into Soil[…]

How Eggshells Benefit Worm Composting

Eggshells can be a great addition to worm composting because they are rich in calcium, which is an essential nutrient for worms. The calcium in the eggshells can help to balance the pH of the compost and make it more alkaline, which is ideal for the worms, especially if they are overfed. Additionally, the calcium Read more about How Eggshells Benefit Worm Composting[…]

Where to Buy Native Plants in Toronto

Are you planning your backyard garden? ¬†Planting with¬†natives is a really important way to protect biodiversity in the city. Even planting a few¬†natives¬†is a great place to¬†start. Here are a few ways ways to find native plants in Toronto: Native plants now at Loblaws Garden Centres Thanks to a partnership with WWF and Carolinian Canada¬† Read more about Where to Buy Native Plants in Toronto[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]