Introduction to Vermicomposting


In nature, all organic matter eventually decomposes. 'Vermicomposting' is composting using worms, ie feeding worms with decomposing organic waste. This organic waste passes through an earthworm's gut and undergoes a physical and chemical breakdown which grinds the material down to a particle size of 1-2 microns (0.000001 to 0.000002 metres). The resulting product - called 'wormcastings' - is rich in nutrients which are readily soluble in water, and make excellent organic 'biofertilisers' for plants.

Earthworms play a key role in soil biology by serving as versatile 'bioreactors' to effectively harness beneficial soil microflora and destroy soil pathogens, thus converting organic wastes into valuable biofertilisers containing biopesticides, vitamins, enzymes, antibiotics, growth hormones and proteinous worm mass. They also provide an extremely cost-effective waste-management technology.

For more on vermicomposting or 'vermitechnology' in general, see our Resources Page.

For more information on our home-grown technology, see our Technology Page.

The Products & Services Page describes technology applications, both products and services, that we are able to provide.

Finally, the FAQ (Frequently-Asked Questions) Page discusses the advantages and benefits of vermitechnology in general and Nature's Gold technology in particular.

Terra-Firma Biotechnologies (S) Pte Ltd is the master distributor of vermicomposting products and services and the issuer of franchises in the Asia-Pacific region. Our mission is to promote the use of vermicomposting and vermitechnology as a solution to the soil problems of the world.