Worms have long been known to provide the soil with essential enzymes and nutrients. They consume decaying organic matter which is then converted as the worm digests the material. Their byproduct is known as castings aka Worm Doo! By adding composting worms in a 2′ x 2′ bin the average family could potentially divert nearly 700 lbs of organic waste from the landfills each year!
The worms consume and digest the food resulting in what many organic gardeners refer to as “Black Gold”. The final phase of the composting results in a rich, dark, earth-smelling soil conditioner known as castings or worm dirt. This dirt is dominated by soil microorganisms as well as other essential minerals and enzymes only found in worm castings!