Having done extensive research on vermicomposting and studied various set-ups online, I have decided to get my hands dirty and actually start a bin for myself. I built myself a custom bin and located a seller through kijiji. To my surprise he sold me less than a dozen of worms for $40 (though he claimed it would be over 1 pound). Then I found Torontoworms.com. For $40 they sold me a copious amount of worms. They were also very forthcoming in sharing information about vermicomposting and providing guidance. I would recommend them to any of my friends who decide to get into this.