One more left!

I have one more bin left!  The dimensions are 4′ x 2′ x 1′.  I would love to deliver and set up this beautiful and locally made worm bin for $155.  This includes free delivery in the Bend area (call for specifics), worm bedding, and a pound of Red Wigglers!

Check out my website for more info.


Castings for the Center

The Environmental Center is a fabulous place to learn about environmental choices and grow into an Earth Loving Person. The hard working staff at the center is devoted to the environment in a variety of ways! Check out their site for a list of what they do!

Educating the young kiddos in our schools is the most valuable asset to the center’s program.  They stress the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling one’s own waste.  When visiting the schools, they educate by using hands on materials. Whether they are bringing in trash to create something usable or sharing Red Wigglers to learn the value of composting, they are sharing their love for the planet.

Another piece of their pie is The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden,a new project this year.  They are creating a beautiful space filled with many raised garden beds, composting units and areas for learning to take place.  Last week when I dropped off my Red Wiggler castings, Denise was showing a group of second graders how to sift through the compost created by Red Wigglers.


They were using this air vent grate to sift out the Red Wigglers and large pieces of material which wasn’t quite composted.  This material and wigglers were then put back into the worm bin and the valuable casting were stored for later use in the garden beds.  I thought this was a very clever way to reuse an air vent!  I hope to get my hands on one soon.  I will visit Packit, the local salvage center.

I am so grateful for the Environmental Center!  They provide so much to the community and to my business.  Many of my clients are referrals from my friends at the center.  WE are doing our best to reduce the amount of usable waste that heads to the landfill!







Red Wigglers + Compostable Cups

Today, I decided to take some pictures of my thump coffe cups in my worm bins.  The cups are 100% compostable and made from sugar cane and lined with material derived from corn.  Most of the compostable products made today are meant to be hot composted in a commercial facility, but I like to see what happens when these products are put into a cold composter like a Red Wiggler bin.

I have conducted many, many tests with compostable products.  Compostable plates, cups, utensils, and packages have been put to the test.  They are all breaking down at various rates with the plates being the quickest.  thump coffee (yes, I realize the “t” is not capitalized.  That’s their logo.  Bravo Carlos) cups are breaking down rather quickly too.

The Red Wigglers are doing fine and are not bothered by the cups.  Some days I can find them inside cleaning up the leftover coffee!