The internationally popular Urban Worm Bag, Continuous Flow Vermicomposting system is now available in South Africa, exclusively from Organics Matter and our sister brand Kaya Farm.
Tired of the same old problems caused by plastic worm farms? Then the Urban Worm Bag is just for you. A Durable, Breathable, Attractive Home Worm Bin Solution.
Create organic fertilizer inside or outside your home or apartment using nothing more than common household waste like newsprint, cardboard, and food waste.
Recycle Your Food Waste. Revive Your Soil.
- The Urban Worm Bag
- A strong metal frame with connectors
- Worm bedding and worms to start your journey
- User’s Manual and DIY frame instructions booklet
What Is the Urban Worm Bag?
The Urban Worm Bag is a small-scale continuous flow worm composting bin designed to turn your kitchen and office waste into an incredibly effective organic fertilizer and soil amendment called worm castings (vermicompost).
You simply feed from the top and harvest your worm castings from the bottom in a few short months.
What is Continuous Flow?
Composting worms tend to stay in the top 15-20cm of their habitat.
So as you add layers of fresh household waste like food scraps, the worms will move higher, leaving their castings below.
So after 4-6 months, you can harvest worm-free castings without disturbing the ecosystem of worms and microbes that are hard at work at the top of the Urban Worm Bag.
The Urban Worm Bag is Breathable
Vermicompost is its own living ecosystem, potentially full of beneficial bacteria, fungi, hormones, all standing ready to breathe life into your soil.
Your composter needs to breathe too.
The Urban Worm Bag’s fabric construction helps you maintain aerobic conditions throughout the entirety of your vermicomposting process.
The Urban Worm Bag is Simple
The Urban Worm Bag uses the highly-efficient, but incredibly simple continuous flow concept found in the world’s top vermicomposting operations.
Unless your vermicompost contains fibrous or woody material, your finished product could be ready to use as-is.
Is Worm Composting Easy?
Yes! If you keep the temperature between 12-35°C, keep moisture to a level where the Urban Worm Bag is not producing leachate, and keep good levels of carbon-rich bedding like paper waste, you are likely to have a thriving worm bin.
Lots of people overthink it. But your bin will benefit by being fed and otherwise left alone!
Got DIY Skills?
Make your own rock-solid frame using whatever you like. But we’ve got easy-to-understand plans to build your frame using 2×4 lumber and PVC.
Each Urban Worm Bag comes with a user manual as well as instructions on how to build your own DIY frame.
All photos shown here of the Urban Worm Bag with a frame is only for illustrative purposes.