Darya Pino Rose

I'm Darya Rose (formerly Darya Pino) and this is my personal blog. I'm the author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. I'm also a neuroscience Ph.D, NYC foodist, former dieter, & soulmate to .

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Building a worm farm


Me and the BF are building a worm farm to make compost. Basically we give them our food scraps and over time they turn it into nutrient rich soil we can use in the garden. 

Pretty lucky worms if you ask me.

Update: Here's the worm farm we're using.

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Reader Comments (14)

Did you guys get a special kit for this? My wife has been saying for a couple months now that she really wants to start a worm farm.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikkel

Very weird yet somehow intriguing I guess

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSocial Pog

WOW! very cool, you and kevin have inspired me to start a compost!

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Moser

that is very smart, I'm going to seriously look into doing that in my new place ...

side note: why are there 4 (yes four!) twitter buttons on each post ...

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAhmad Nassri

will you follow up with more videos? i wanted you guys to document the whole process!

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicktron

@ahmad your browser having caching issues? all good here.

@ricktron totally, we're super excited!

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarya

hmmm definitely a browser bug on chrome had to take firefox out of the closet, dust it off and launch it to compare ... #falseAlarm

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAhmad Nassri

Very neat! I think that is something I'd like to do in the future.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

This seems strange at first but it's flippen kwaai! Love it.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermacboer

I've just finished adding some compost to my veggies. I have an outside compost pile composed of grass, leaves, kitchen cuttings, etc. What amazes me is, it all starts as a big messy pile and then the worms find this little heaven and next there are hundreds of them. Does wonders for my vegetables!

My father is working on making a fridge size box, running pipes through, fill with garden refuse, seal it and it will generate enough heat to warm water for showering for around 5months.

Enjoy your farm :)

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

So, when you get to the point of actually using that soil for your garden are you supposed to then go through this rotting compost and dig out the worms so that you can use them for the next batch? Or do you just through the baby out with the bathwater (or in this case -- worms with the dirt)?

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkrubb

@krubb Over time we will add new layers to the box and the worms crawl up into the new ones. You then use the lower boxes for compost. Cool huh? I'll document here the best I can.

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarya

Looks like a Taco Salad you made..

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC

Oh cool... what type of stuff are you planting in the garden? Ever make compost tea with some of your compost? It is like friggin steroids to the plants. We plant tomatoes, lettuce, squash, zucchini and cabbage in our garden. We are wanting to plant some apple and pear trees soon as spring comes around. I am trying my hand at tapping 2 of our sugar maples this February and boiling the sap down to make maple syrup. It takes 9 gallons of sap to make 1 pint of syrup. Cant wait!

November 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkoiphish

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