THE SUM IS GREATER THAN ITS PARTS.

Beginning in the fall of 2015, a group of individuals with varying degrees of interest in vermicomposting met monthly to discuss what a worm farmer cooperative could look like. From that large group, ten people came together to create the Rhode Island Worm Farmers Cooperative. Current members includes a chemist, teacher, business managers, jewelry artist, engineer and commercial worm farmers. Members pool resources to further the mission of the Cooperative. Membership not only means joining a passionate, close-knit community, but also becoming part of the sustainability movement in the broadest sense possible.

Freshly brewed worm tea.

Freshly brewed worm tea.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • Support owner-operators with a democratically organized cooperative to provide a market for their products.
  • Establish a community where the benefits  of members’  experience can lead to an exchange of technical information and advice.

  • Support sustainable farming practices in our community.

  • Communicate to the public the ease and importance of vermicompost.

Quality testing.

Quality testing.

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY FOR OUR PRODUCTS:

We test all of our worm castings microscopically to ensure diverse populations of beneficial micro-organisms.

We test all of our worm castings microscopically to ensure diverse populations of beneficial micro-organisms.

  • Each batch of tea and castings is tested before distribution to insure that a threshold level of diverse microorganisms is present in each batch.