Anthony Wallace got tired of throwing food away. Wallace, a management consultant and D.C. apartment dweller, realized that at the end of the week he had too much produce that had gone bad—and he felt bad about that. He describes red worm composting, or “vermicomposting,” as the perfect marriage of his love for digging into new hobbies and his environmental consciousness.
Internet research revealed a deep knowledge base with instructional videos that Wallace used to launch his own composting program. He started by selecting containers for the composting infrastructure, knowing the worms needed large enough containers to do their work and something opaque because they are light sensitive. Purchasing five-gallon paint buckets at Home Depot, Wallace then drilled tiny 1/16-inch holes into the bottoms to provide air, although he points out plastic tubs would work as well—they just need to have a tight-fitting lid.
Next, he ordered his worms from, … Read More