$25.00 per lb (includes tax) + Shipping
What Comes in the Bag:
Approximately 1,000 adult and juvenile red wigglers mixed with the bedding we grow them in – a blend of odor free decomposed horse manure, Peet’s coffee grounds, and Voila Juice apple and carrot pulp
Why Compost Your Food Waste:
40% of our nations produced food ends up in a landfill where it rots, becomes toxic, seeps into our water supplies and releases methane gas. If broken down with the right kind of aerobic bacteria that are found in compost bins and piles, this food will decompose with no environmental harm and turn back into an organic soil that can be used to grow our future crops.
Why Compost with Red Wigglers:
Unlike a traditional compost pile, vermiculture (fancy word for composting with worms) not only breaks down your old food waste and retrieves the nutrients for new plants, but the worms digestive process dramatically increase the bacterial life of the end product. Red Wigglers actually eat the micro-organisms that naturally break down food waste, and not the organic matter itself. In the worms’ gullets, these bacteria proliferate and their poop, or castings, comes out packed with these beneficial microbes. When applied to your soil, the diversity of micro-life will both help fend off foreign pathogens and get your soil the first step of the way towards self-regenerating nitrogen (plant food).
Pickup and Shipping Options:
We harvest on Tuesday so orders made online by Monday night are guaranteed to be available for pickup during open hours on Tuesday and will be saved until you come and get them.
Drop-in purchases can be made during these hours as well, but please note that we will have a limited number of on-site orders available for purchase, so online ordering will ensure going home with worms. (We usually keep about 5 lbs ready for drop-in purchases.)
As worms have a shelf life, please come pick up your online orders within 1 week of purchase. After this week has expired, we’ll stop holding the bag for you, and email you to schedule a new pick up time
Please contact us at email@example.com if our open hours aren’t good for you, we can be flexible!
1050 Parker St, Berkeley, CA 94710 (parking lot across from Bank of America)
Shipping - All orders placed by 12:00 PM Monday night will be shipped on Tuesday via USPS Priority Mail across the country. The worms come packed in their bedding, so they have food and insulation for the ride
1 pound: $9.95 (Priority Mail, 2-3 business days)
2 pounds: $12.95 (Priority Mail, 2-3 business days)
3 pounds: $15.95 (Priority Mail, 2-3 business days)
4-7 pounds: $19.95 (FedEx Ground, 1-5 business days)
8-10pounds: $24.95 (FedEx Ground, 1-5 business days)
If you’d like to order more than 10 pounds, please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org - to discuss bulk shipping ratesMoney Back Guarantee:We at Urban Worm understand that there is always a risk when shipping a live product and we want to make sure that the burden never falls on you. We stand by our product 100% so if anything happens to the worms while in transit we will ship you a new batch, no questions asked.
Why Buy From Urban Worm:
Urban Worm is the web’s only not for profit source of red wigglers, vermicompost, and worm bins. All of the proceeds from your purchase today will go towards funding the good work that happens every day at our 501(c)3 parent company – Urban Adamah.
In early 2010 we took an unused lot on a busy through-way in Berkeley, CA and turned it into a thriving farm and educational space. So far we’ve given away upwards of 16,000 lbs of organic produce to those in the community who could not otherwise afford it and thousands of school children have gotten their hands dirty in our soil as we teach them about sustainable living and where food actually comes from.
In buying today, not only will you be getting a top quality product, but the satisfaction that your money is being put to very good use.