Worm Composting E-Book From TFPC Member Christopher Wong

Worm composting is a great way to convert your organic food scraps into dark, nutrient-rich compost. It’s a popular activity among urban gardeners to help feed the soil, improve their crop yields, reduce the waste they send through the municipal system, and teach kids about food issues.

Getting started can sometimes be a challenge, which is why we at Young Urban Farmers created a simple, practical how-to guide on how you can get started and successfully compost with worms. This e-book, Worm Composting – A Practical Guide by Young Urban Farmers (http://www.amazon.com/Worm-Composting-Practical-Farmers-ebook/dp/B009W7QJDE) is full of field-tested advice and techniques, for the both the novice and advanced gardener.

The E-Book will be available for purchase for $3.99 from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Worm-Composting-Practical-Farmers-ebook/dp/B009W7QJDE

About the E-Book

Part 1 covers vermicomposting basics such as choosing the right composter for your needs, where to set it up, where to get worms, and how to set up your new composter.

Part 2 provides an in depth look at what to feed your worms, creating the right balance of food and bedding materials, feeding tips, and ongoing maintenance of your composter. This section concludes with advice on harvesting the castings and using lechate and compost tea.

Part 3 concludes with an advanced section on managing your bin. Topics include how to prepare you composter before you go on vacation, fattening the worms for fishing, maximizing compost creation, minimizing maintenance time, dealing with unwanted insects, and troubleshooting a smelly bin. This section concludes with a list of frequently asked questions.

An appendix outlining different types of worm composters as well as instructions on how to build one yourself are included at the end.


Young Urban Farmers™ is a Toronto-based company that helps people grow their own fresh food in the city in raised beds, containers gardens, back yards, rooftops, and more. Founded in 2009, Young Urban Farmers shares their passion for local organic produce by making gardening simple, fun, and rewarding for people across the GTA, Ontario and beyond. http://youngurbanfarmers.com

Christopher Wong is an entrepreneur with a passion for local food, global travel, and unique adventure. He is the co-founder of Young Urban Farmers Limited and Cultivate Toronto, a non-profit organization committed to building community foodsheds, running a community shared agriculture program using residential backyards.