Information for Worm and/or Bin Meet-Ups
Hello! Thank you for your interest in purchasing worms or a wormbin. Typically, I am available for worm pickup before work (7:30-7:45 AM) or after work (4:30-4:45 PM) during the week. I am sometimes available to meet on weekends (see my Google Calendar). Send me an e-mail, and we can set up a time that works. I will confirm the selected time via e-mail. If you are interested in Saturday pickup, please confirm by 3PM on Thursday. In general, I need approximately 48 hours notice for any pickup order and up to 10 days for orders over 5#.
If you would prefer to have them mailed, please purchase through the STORE page.
I meet people at Lois' Natural Marketplace (152 US Rte 1, Scarborough, ME 04074) at the corner of Route 1 and Portland Farms Road. GPS coordinates: 43.597223, -70.323503
Directions to Lois':
From the NORTH, take 295-Route 1 connector to Scarborough/Old Orchard Beach before merging with the Turnpike. Follow to second light. Lois' is on the left.
From the SOUTH, take the Scarborough exit off the turnpike. Go straight at light to Route 1. Turn left on Route 1 (northbound). Follow Route 1 about 2 miles. You will pass the Amato's and Dunkin' Donuts. When you see the light at the Norway Savings bank (shortly after the Dunkin' Donuts and Sherwin Williams), make a right at the light and enter Lois'.
When you arrive, I'll be in front of the store. I'm six feet tall, brown hair going to grey, medium build and will be holding a bucket of worms. Let me know what you are driving, and I will look for your vehicle.
Note that all my worms are sold bed run. That means your worms (all ages and cocoons) will be delivered in worm compost. The worms survive better that way in transit and will colonize your bin quickly (see my website for details on why bed run is better). How many worms in a pound? See (http://wormmainea.blogspot.com/2015/03/how-many-worms-are-in-pound-of-bed-run.html). Be sure to have your bin ready (filled with newspaper or other bedding). And start saving food scraps so that the decomposition process has started when they arrive.
Worms are $20 for a 1# order. Cash only please*. I will provide them in a bucket for your convenience, but if you bring your worm bin (or a bucket to transfer them in) then we can save some plastic. Let me know if you want 1# or 2#. I have a blog on determining whether to start with 1# or 2# (http://wormmainea.blogspot.com/2010/03/starting-with-one-pound-or-two.html).
* You can also prepay using PayPal (paypal.me/WormMainea).
I also have worm bins available for purchase (see my website for what my bins look like http://www.wormmainea.com). Worm bins are $20.
Worms & Bin Together (SAVE!)
An 18-gallon bin with one pound of worms is $35 (1# special). An 18-gallon bin with two pounds of worms is $50 (2# special).
Also, I can setup the bin for you (you get worms, peat [or coir] bedding, garden fork and newspaper). You just add food and you're up and running) for $50 for 1# (1# bin setup) or $65 for 2#. (2# bin setup).
I have a blog on determining whether to start with 1# or 2# (http://wormmainea.blogspot.com/2010/03/starting-with-one-pound-or-two.html).
Red Wiggler Castings
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Upon receipt, dump contents in same corner where you put the food and cover with shredded newspaper (or other bedding). Worms may be a little crawly for the first day or so. You can either put the lid on tight or leave off with a light on above. They will settle in after a day or two. I have a blog about getting started (http://wormmainea.blogspot.com/2009/12/starting-your-worm-bin.html).
Be sure to check out my blog for up to date tips and suggestions for vermicomposting (http://www.wormmainea.blogspot.com/).
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