Werking Worms is an urban worm farm located in the heart of Ottawa. We are dedicated to reducing environmental footprints and closing waste loops 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.
Reducing food waste 1 worm at a time
We believe that supporting small business and investing in our own communities creates circular economies and sustainable change.
“ What we compost today, becomes the soil for tomorrows food”
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!
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
You pay for the worms, we pay for the shipping.1/4 lbs net weight of pure worms only!
Arrive Alive Guarantee!
Each worm order is packaged in a 100% vermicompostable jute bag, in a bed of moist paper and worm castings, along with a snack for the road. This system allows for optimal air and heat exchange to keep your worms happy and healthy during transit and keeps our commitment to biodegradable packaging.
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.