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I'll be building a vermiculture station next month....  Any suggestions?
 
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check out www.redwormcomposting.com for a great resource
 
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-If the design includes a means of collecting leachate, you gain the use of it in making tea.

-if you have not done so already, start gathering foodstuffs. 

-the further ahead you plan, the more effective your design.

-If you gave us a description of your plan, we could pick it apart in a constructive manner.
 
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I went by the "Worms Eat my Garbage" lady - http://www.wormwoman.com and it's been going well for the last 2 years.  I bought something similar to this and it worked out well: http://www.amazon.com/Tray-Compost-Worm-System-Factory%C2%AE/dp/B000S6LZBO

Remember no dairy or meat to keep maggots to a minimum (unless you want them) Also, be careful of non-organic banana peels that may have pesticides on them and I noticed bread tends to mold.

Some people keep their worms in their garage or basement, but I prefer to keep it outside by the garbage can so the various bugs that find it (mostly flies and ants) stay out of my house. 

Good luck.
 
                                        
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Thanks for the links, both are great...  and VERMIPONICS!!!  (which can be found at the redwormcomposting site)  Wow!  Some people are so clever, that is something I am definitely going to keep my eye on as the inventor says it is still in prototype phase.

What I am doing,  well I am in Europe right now travelling around living and working at various eco-projects.  I will be going next week to Belgium next week for a 6 weeks to help a guy build his low-impact/strawbale dwelling - www.lowimpact.rymenams.org  - Very interesting website (lots in english) describing his difficult journey and his vision.  So I want, as a side project, to build him a vermicomposter while I'm there.  I think, in keeping with the spirit of the place I will build it using small diameter wood found in the surrounding forrest.  But other than that I have never done this before a want something attractive ie: no or as little plastic as possible yet low maintenance.
 
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There's actually a quite lengthy thread about vermiponics over at the backyard aquaponics forum. 
 
                                        
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cheers
 
                  
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I am debating whether to use bokashi to dispose of pet waste (yorkie and cat) or to just get a wormery and mix it in there.  Has anyone tried both and would recommend either/or to me.  It seems that a wormery is cheaper, due to cost of accelerent.  Possibly the smell could be bad from the wormery and perhaps not completely decomposed to be safe to handle.  I would dillute the product for my flower beds or woodland garden.
 
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