My recent “Complete Guide” pre-launch was an incredible reminder of the fact that the RWC community – and the vermicomposting world in general – is chock full of wonderfully kind, supportive people. Some individuals even seem determined to go well above and beyond the (already impressive) “norm” – a prime example being my new friend, Neil (“from Maryland”).
Neil, who you might consider to be a “new” reader of the RWC website, recently ordered the pre-launch package along with 5 lb of Red Worms. His intention was to access the VB24 plans right away and get the bin built before the worms arrived – a pretty ambitious goal in my mind, especially for someone who doesn’t consider himself to be a serious DIYer!
Well, the long and the short of it is that he DID get the bin built before the worms arrived, and while it took a bit longer than he had originally anticipated, it was a process he derived a great deal of satisfaction from. It also seems to have inspired him to do something “well above and beyond the (already impressive) ‘norm'” – that’s for sure!
I really appreciated Neil’s double order, and his willingness to keep me posted on his progress, but I certainly didn’t expect him to then proceed to put together a full photo-journal of his building experience and offer it as an additional resource for other VB24 plan owners – but that’s exactly what he did! He’s even taken it a step further by offering to periodically share his ongoing VB24 vermicomposting experience with us here on the blog!
(Thanks again, Neil!!)
Joe (Denial) did a phenomenal job putting together the plans for the VB24, and all the positive feedback so far has certainly been a testament to this. What Neil’s done, though, is provide a very helpful play-by-play written from the perspective of the typical person attempting to tackle the project. I know for a fact that I myself will be reading through Neil’s guide multiple times before building my own VB24 this fall!
For those of you with an interest in the “VB Series” of flow-through bins – particularly those of you who may have missed the pre-launch – the good news is that the VB24 plans/guide will be launching (as a stand-alone product this time) later in the week. I should mention, though, that unfortunately the planned release date for the VB Series plan bundle – which includes two larger designs along with the VB24 – won’t be as soon as previously predicted. We’re hoping to make that one available sometime early in October. The good news is that all VB24 plan owners will be entitled to a very low-priced upgrade deal (no pressure of course – only if you have an interest in building one of the larger versions).
I am aiming to make Neil’s photo-journal available for download in the member’s area by the end of the week, and will certainly keep everyone posted about the VB24 launch (be sure to sign up for the VB Series list if you want to stay in the loop via email).