Composting worm castings and vermicomposting
What is worm humus compost?
Worm compost is a type of organic fertilizer produced through the process of vermicomposting, using Californian red worms (Eisenia foetida). These worms break down organic matter, such as food scraps and plant residues, and convert it into a nutrient-rich product called worm humus or vermicompost.
As a result of the metabolic activity of earthworms breaking down organic matter, earthworm humus is a premium fertilizer full of nutrients. It is dark brown in color and has a loose texture similar to coffee grounds or forest soil.
In this image we can appreciate the worms of VidaViva Ecofood’s vermicomposting system.
Vermicompost in VidaViva Ecofood
Explanatory video of vermicomposting in VidaViva Ecofood
Vermicomposting is the method used to produce worm humus. Because it has a large appetite, adapts to various climates and reproduces quickly, the California red worm (genus Eiseda) is often used for this purpose.
Household organic waste can be reduced by up to 60% through vermicomposting, which also converts it into a valuable product for potting or gardening. As a result, we will produce less waste and at the same time use it more efficiently.
For a better explanation about vermicomposting in our company, we want you to appreciate the video on the left where we explain what vermicomposting is, how we do it in VidaViva Ecofood, what are the benefits, among other very interesting things. It is a video made to show a way to take care of the soil of our crops so that it does not affect the environment, to teach an effective tool to get organic compost and above all to inform and teach about sustainable agriculture.