Likely one of the most common reader questions/concerns over the years has related to the challenge of vermicomposting outdoors (or at least in locations that are not climate-controlled).
While I like to think of vermicomposting as the “ultimate” indoor composting method, I know all too well that keeping worm bins indoors is not always an option – whether it’s due to spousal pressure, space issues, personal preference, or one of countless other reasons, sometimes we simply have no option other than setting up our systems outside.
Naturally, in a lot of locations it can be a major challenge to maintain these systems for at least part of the year. In these cases, our only choices are: 1) to throw in the towel, 2) to bring some or all of our worms indoors, or 3) to get creative with our strategies!
For quite some time I’ve been meaning to put together some information on this topic, and late last fall I finally dove in and started creating what has become the “Extreme Vermicomposting” course.
Some Things You Should Know About Extreme Vermicomposting
- The Format – Originally I had planned to focus mostly on an eBook – but over time I realized that a lesson-based e-course made a LOT more sense (for many reasons). When you sign up you will start to receive access to the lessons via email. Apart from written content, I have gradually been adding audio versions for each as well. Eventually I do plan to summarize all the key information in some sort of guide.
- The “Extremes” – The two major climate extremes we’ll be looking at are hot weather and cold weather, since these represent (by far) the most significant challenges for outdoor vermicomposters. Two other less-significant extremes covered will be dry weather and wet weather.
- The Deal – As I type this, Extreme Vermicomposting is still technically in “early launch” mode so you can get it for about 20% off. How soon this promotion ends will depend on a number of factors, but I recommend getting involved sooner rather than later if you think you might be interested!
- The Community – Apart from the course content, I felt it was important to create a members-only community where people could ask questions and share information. Based on the success of the private Worm Farming Alliance Facebook group, I decided FB offered the best option for such a community. So far so good – and I know it will only continue to develop over time.
- IMPORTANT NOTES – the course was set up as a “subscription” on the Gumroad platform, BUT it is a one-time payment – there are NO recurring fees whatsoever. One important thing to mention about Gumroad is that if you have ever ordered a product handled by their system, you may end up with an email address conflict when you attempt to order Extreme Vermicomposting. The easy way to remedy this is to first log into your GR account and then place the order!
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let me know!
If you are ready to get involved, you can join Extreme Vermicomposting >>HERE<<