Vermiculture                            What do you call it when worms take over the world?   Global Worming

ver·mi·cul·ture [vśrmi kłlchur ]noun. using worms to make compost:  the use of specially bred worms to convert organic matter into compost. Also called vermicomposting.Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P) 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

There is much information and helpful resources in books, journal articles, and web pages on the subject of vermiculture.  We decided to put this site together to condense these resources onto a web page to make it easy to find information and ideas.

What is vermicomposting?

Why is Vermiculture important?

Benefits to Soil

Biology of Worms

Systems of Vermicomposting

Where in the world

Earthworms in waste and environmental management

Bins, beds, windrows, and reactors

Future of vermicomposting


Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.  William Wordsworth, 1798

Contact Information:

Daniella Zanin and Eric Schuette
School of Forestry and Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931