100% natural fertilizer
Werking Worms is a real urban worm farm located in the heart of Canada’s capital, Ottawa. We are dedicated to reducing the environmental impact food waste has on our planet by putting worms to werk! Food waste in landfills generates greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming. Our goal is to bring vermicomposting mainstream so more people can easily reduce their environmental impact through the magic of vermicomposting.
All our worms are fed using food waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. We collect food waste from businesses like grocery stores and coffee shops in the Ottawa area. We offer FREE shipping Canada wide as well as curbside pickup in the winter months.
What makes Werking Worms different from other worm farms?
✅ The only black own worm farm in Canada
✅ 100% Millennial owned and operated
✅ ALL our packaging is 100% biodegradable. All packaging items can be fed to your worms.
✅ Worm orders ARE packaged in their original castings
Arrive Alive Guarantee!
All of our packaging is 100% biodegradable and doubles as worm food. Worm orders are shipped in a jute bag, packed with worms, moist bedding of paper and worm castings, along with a snack for the road. This system allows for optimal air and heat exchange which keep your worms happy and healthy during transit.
FREE shipping in Canada.You pay for the net weight of worms only!
Worm tea is highly cultivated by gardeners as a nutrient dense super supplement to refresh plants. Plants eat through their roots and overtime can deplete their soil nutrients. Plant Treats is a cold brewed worm tea made to revitalize your plants.
Reducing food waste 1 worm at a time
Trust a REAL Scientist
"Werking worms was born out of a desire to reduce my own environmental footprint. Vermicomposting brings the reality of our own waste closer to home."
Click below to learn the story behind Werking Worms
Waste Management- Food Waste Pick Up
At Werking Worms we know that collaborating with local business is integral to creating a circular economy. We offer a compost pick up service for local businesses that are interested in reducing their environmental impact. If you are interested in joining our compost pick up program, click below to learn more.
Classroom & Community Composting
We believe earth and environmental education is integral to creating a better tomorrow. That is why we developed the Worm Lab! A space where students and people can learn about worm biology, composting and the environment as it exists around us. Interested in having the Worm Lab come to your classroom or office? Click below for more details.
What is Vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting is a method of composting where worms eat up organic matter - like food scraps - and excrete super fertile soil called worm castings. Yes, it’s actually that simple!
The Perks of Vermicomposting
- There is no smell!
- Food is composted at room temperature
- Minimal effort required
- Only 1 sqft space needed
“What we compost today, becomes the soil of tomorrow”
It’s estimated that 40% of food in a household ends up in the trash, and eventually in landfills. When food waste decomposes buried in landfills it doesn't have access to fresh oxygen from the atmosphere. This lack of oxygen during decomposition generates greenhouse gasses like methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Vermicomposting is an easy and effective way to break this cycle!