Ideal Environment for Worms.
Assuming proper optimum load, the conditions inside the wigwam are
ideal for optimum digesting activity.
Raised floor design provides maximum aeration of active pile. Humidity and oxygen levels remain
stable, while favorable, internal temperatures are achieved with the addition
of the heater during the colder months.
The end result is year round operation in most climate zones with high
capacity production of castings.
Powered by Redworms. By following a
simple process of alternately layering food scraps and bedding, a flow through environment
is created. The design methodology favors the constant feeding of redworms as
they continually migrate upwards, leaving behind a mixture of castings, cocoons
and residue humus being decomposed by beneficial microbes. Bedding is a high carbon material that
provides bulk to the active pile to increase air flow. Typical bedding materials include:
coir, shredded paper, cardboard, hay and leaves.
Easy to Harvest Castings. The
lowest reaches of the system are virtually free of worm activity; with a simple
turn of the manually powered crank, vermicompost (nutritious worm poo) is easily sifted out through
the grate and harvested via the bottom access door. A fully operational unit can produce up to 10 pounds of separated,
finished vermicompost per day.
Sustainable Redworm Breeding. In
ideal conditions, the population will double in approximately 120 days. Once
the worm population reaches maximum capacity, removal of ¼ of the worms is
possible every month. Reduce the
quantity harvested if the population appears to drop.
Great for the Planet.
Diverting all of your food scraps (and all of your neighbors kitchen
waste) into your wigwam will lessen the impact on the local landfills and
decrease production of methane.
Your garden and plants will benefit by the additional nutrients the rich
castings provide, while reducing your need to purchase synthetic fertilizers.
Diversity of Applications. The
wigwam is ideal for producing an impressive and sustainable quantity of
redworms, cocoons and castings – the perfect bartering commodities for the
obsessed gardener. One system will
easily divert several tons of kitchen scraps annually, while producing up to 75
lbs of finished vermicompost per week.
Great for co-ops, intentional communities, dorms, community
associations, correctional facilities, small restaurants, farmers markets,
educational institutions – basically any entity that has a kitchen and/or
serves food. Save money on
disposal fees and generate revenue from the value-added end products!