Problem: Our food system is linear
With a sprinkle of chemical pesticides, herbicides and a dash of environmental degradation
We also waste a ton of food that then gets sent to landfill to rot, releasing methane and costing taxpayer dollars.
Solution: Composting closes the loop
By helping you convert kitchen waste into nature's best fertilizer
By vermicomposting your kitchen scraps at home, you are recycling the nutrients in our ecosystem instead of wasting them in the landfill.
The end result is an incredible living soil amendment that is used in regenerative agriculture to heal the soil and grow nutritious food. Worm castings can eliminate the need for synthetic inputs in our soil.
So, what is vermicomposting?
Vermicomposting is a natural process where specialized composting earthworms eat organic waste and convert it into healthy, living soil, similar to what happens beneath the forest floor.
The Worm Studio is a great option for you to compost in the comfort of your home without the smells, pests or effort typically associated with outdoor composting systems.
Benefits of vermicomposting
It's like magic, really
This is what happens to your food scraps after every 2 weeks. In 4 weeks, all that "waste" is transformed by the wormies into beautiful, black gold for your plants.
Easy to put together. A much better solution than a plastic one!
We have had the worm studio and red wrigglers for 15 months. We are on our third tray and are looking forward to using the casings in our garden. This is a great product and the customer support is top notch! (I got it as a Christmas present and was thrilled!)
Very pleased with my vermicompost.
Me and my kids look forward to checking in on our worms every few days! They eat all our fruit and vegetables scraps and we can't wait to use the soil for our plants! I personally love the smell of fresh cedar in the house and it takes up barely any room!
The box was well designed and easy to assemble. Beatiful simple design. It is very satisfying to create something useful from waste. We treat the wormies like our pets and are happy to see them multiply. Can’t wait to have enough casting to use them for houseplants and garden.
This vermicomposting bin is so fun and so rewarding! The box is beautifully made and the size is perfect for my small apartment. Once you get this bin, you'll never go back. In fact, you'll wonder what took you so long to get one!
I love it!!! Very easy to use, doesn't smell, and looks nice too ❤️
My kids even like to help feed "the wormies" 😉
I'm a huge supporter of Akil's initiative to reduce food waste, bring people closer to their waste, and creating a circular economy within your household and your city. I've been fascinated to learn about the worm's ecosystem, what kind of environment they prefer, what kinds of food they prefer, how to balance other criters in the bin, moisture, brown material vs green material ratios, etc. It's been a lot of guessing and experimenting, and I've surprised myself dedicating a lot more time, energy and effort to the cause than I initially thought was necessary. But, I truly love it. Akil's business model, his purpose, are true. They are authentic and it gives me a profound sense of accomplishment and pride to own a Worm Café from The Box of Life, even though I continue to learn everyday, fail and succeed unconsistently. I love what it represents and feel great about the investment. Can't wait to have homegrown fertilizer to feed all my plants! Thank you Akil, much love.
Beautiful wood, smells nice, looks nice, works very well. The worms are happy
It was absolutely fascinating to set up a whole new ecosystem at home, learn to nourish it, and watch the wrigglers transform day-to-day fruit and vegetable scraps into rich compost!
I love my beautiful worm studio. It sits in my kitchen and is absolutely odourless. Akil makes it fun and easy to learn about vermicomposting.
The box looks like a piece of furniture and sits in my sitting room. No unpleasant smell or flies. Thank you Alil
Great service - great product! (so much easier to use with a worm mix rather than simply a bag of worms)
Thank you for all your help and follow up - the worms are doing well. We have already found eggs and babies! The students are thrilled!
A really nice project to do with your family!
It looks great and supports a fantastic initiative!! We have also used this product to deep dive into teaching concepts with our children on the environment and stewardship! Love it
We have been doing vermicomposting for several years, but winter indoors composting hasn't worked too well. We had owned worm factories, but it was very bulky. Akil's boxes are the right size for our smallish home, and it is made with untreated cedar, best safe and enduring wood really. And it's very good looking and with muted natural colour it fits anywhere! We had a lot of fun putting it together. Very clear instruction and smart design. Akil delivered to us and gave really good instruction on how it works. Can not wait to observe how it goes this winter.