Welcome to Easy Vermicomposting!

This is the very first post on the Easy Vermicomposting blog, so (apart from welcoming everyone to the site) I thought it might not be a bad idea to provide everyone with a bit of a course overview!

Easy Vermicomposting is focused on establishing a VERY solid grasp of the fundamentals of vermicomposting, which - in their most basic form - can be distilled down to the "requirements" and the "hazards". i.e. what do we NEED in order to successfully vermicompost, and what's going to IMPEDE our progress. I've also placed some importance on the overall (successful) "vermicomposting mindset" - since how you approach your worm composting efforts, mentally, can in fact have a HUGE impact on your success and, ultimately, on your likelihood to stick with it.

At this time, the course is made up primarily of (MP3) audio lessons - 15 lessons, totalling close to 11 hours of top notch vermicomposting education. Each lesson has it's own specific page where you: 1) Can access and/or download the audios, 2) Will find additional resources and information (to be added over time), and 3) Can ask questions and interact with other members.

Here is the run-down of how the course is laid out:

Course Overview - As the name implies, this an introduction to the course - WHAT it's all about, WHY I created it, WHO it's for (and WHO I am), HOW to best approach the lessons etc.

LESSON 1 - Vermicomposting 101 - This is an overview of the topic of vermicomposting - what it is, why it's so special, and what sort of traits/habits tend to lend themselves well to "successful vermicomposting"

LESSON 2 - Requirements - What exactly is needed in order to vermicompost (and do so effectively)?

LESSON 3 - Hazards - What things can stand in the way of effective vermicomposting?

LESSON 4 - Bentley's Golden Rules - A handful of core guidelines I offer as a good means of keeping on track with your vermicomposting efforts.

LESSON 5 - System Overview - A look at the vermicomposting "system" (and no, I'm not simply referring to worm bins! lol).

LESSON 6 - Structure - Looking at the "structure" component of the vermicomposting system.

LESSON 7 - Food - Exploring the topic of worm "foods". What are the ideal materials? What are the ones we need to be a bit more careful with? What ones should we avoid altogether?

LESSON 8 - Bedding - A look at vermicomposting system "bedding". Why it's important and what materials work best (and in what situations).

LESSON 9 - Optimization - How to improve the overall efficiency of your vermicomposting systems.

LESSON 10 - Worms - Up close and personal with various composting worm species.

LESSON 11 - Compost Ecosystem - Looking at many of the other important "critters" that can live in a vermicomposting system.

LESSON 12 - Setting up a System - How to properly set up your system (core concepts that apply to ALL systems + specific info for various types of systems)

LESSON 13 - Ongoing Maintenance - How to take care of your vermicomposting system over the long haul.

LESSON 14 - Harvesting - A look at vermicompost and how to harvest it.

LESSON 15 - Troubleshooting - How to assess and deal with vermicomposting system "problems" effectively.

Although there is a LOT of content etc available already, it's important to note that I am literally JUST GETTING STARTED here (as I write this). Apart from just generally beefing up each of the lesson pages, I'll definitely be putting together several "BONUS" audios (I got started on these, but due to various circumstances and a desire to make sure the main course was as complete as possible, I decided to put them on hold until after the launch) - and almost certainly more lessons in general!

All customers receive ALL updates free of charge.

If you'd like to learn more and/or sign up for the course, you can do so here:
>> Easy Vermicomposting Course <<

15 thoughts on “Welcome to Easy Vermicomposting!

  1. Thanks for letting me help you test out the new site and registration process. Everything went smoothly, and after one short glitch, I was able to register and access your course successfully. Congratulations on your achievement.

  2. LoL – thanks again for your help! 🙂
    All in all – that wasn’t TOO bad (have had a lot worse happen during testing! haha)

    Hope you enjoy the course!


  3. Bentley, even without spending much time yet on this course, I can see merely by the “Table of Contents” that you have created a very complete course. You have put in monumental time on this and anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating field should definitely invest in this course. As there is a lot of confusing and misleading information on the web, this course will help set the record straight. Thank you SO much for this valuable and practical guide.
    Cristy Christie – SLO County Worm Farm, CA

  4. ordering was easy and content well organized and applicable to ultra tropics as well. word service from the ipad as i sit early in the morning taking care of business! easy like pie! keep up the great work and service for the global vermiculture community.

  5. Really looking forward to this course. It’s winter now, but next spring we want to get our worms installed and working ! Don’t know much yet, but this ought to do it.
    Thanks !

  6. I started 2 larger rubbermaid worm bins in the late fall of 2012. Sadly for the worms, despite my good intentions, enthusiasm and care, the bins were not successful. RIP…. I started afresh this week with some of Bentley’s worms. i am looking forward to the course steering me (and my worms) in a new direction! I am excited to be learning about vermiculture and to helping my worms thrive not dive. (I did not feel so badly about my lack of success with my first attempts when I read some of the members’ postings that suggested others have also had failed bins to start with.)

    Pippa, new member in Vancouver BC

  7. Hi Bentley: Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us this info. I am looking forward to the course! I am a newbie with Worm Inn less than one month old now. Looking forward to info on The Worm Inn. The little guys are still alive!

  8. Hi FloridaWormGirl!
    Great to have you (hope you’ve been able to get logged in etc). I will definitely aim to get some more info relating to the Worm Inn posted (will definitely be doing this on the RWC site as well). Hope you enjoy the course!

  9. I am enjoying the course from Arizona. I do not have the freezing problems but I struggle with the hot summers. I have increased the amount of bedding for my worms as a result of the class.

  10. Hi Bentley, I am very impressed with your expanded field of knowledge pertaining to worm culture.I have had worms for years,probably been around worms for more than half of my life.I highly recommend your course to any one interested. Will the worm profit course be included in the wfa membership? Thanks again foryour help getting me all set up and ready to go..

  11. Hi Mike
    Thanks for the kind words. Just to be clear – this is the Easy Vermicomposting Course. A completely separate resource from the Worm Farming Alliance (WFA). To answer your question, though, the Worm Profits Course is not included as part of the WFA – but members are able to purchase at a discounted price. There is more info in the WFA User’s Guide. Or feel free to email me for more information.

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