We’ve gotten a lot of traffic for our worm towers so we thought we’d feature them on this page by themselves. Worm towers are one of many techniques that permaculturists might use but knowing when and where it is really appropriate requires a broader understanding that permaculture, it’s ethics, and principles provide.
Last year during our Hands-on Permaculture training we built worm towers with the class and installed one in Bill and Becky’s front yard. Once it’s installed all you have to do is add composting worms (red wigglers) and then occasionally add some table scraps. The worms feed on the food waste and in turn, fertilize the garden bed. No muss or fuss with kitchen scraps anymore, it is so incredibly easy to use. The only maintenance that’s needed is to clean out worm castings once a year to make room for more compost.
If you’d like to make your own we’ve made an instruction sheet to help you out.