So you want to be a worm farmer: Our brand new online course to give you everything you need before jumping into life as a worm farmer.


Are you wanting to start a worm farm, but aren’t sure how exactly to go about it?

This course if for you if you’re wanting to build a worm farm at scale. Think bigger-than-a-bathtub, fit-for-your-farm, or community-scale vermicompost systems.

Whether you’re wanting to turn waste into a resource, you’re looking to grow fertility, or you want to breed compost worms; worm farming has a lot to offer. But there are so many ways to do worm farming, how do you know what’s best for you? Is everything you need for success available to you? Set up for some systems can take a lot of time, resources and money. We don’t want you making unnecessary, expensive mistakes in your setup, and not getting the results you want. This course aims to shortcut potential problems and set you up for success.

Do you have what it takes to be a worm farmer?


What we cover:

  • What size system you need,
  • What type of system would suit you best,
  • How to find out about regulations,
  • How to choose a site,
  • Appropriate food for worms,
  • Worm supplements,
  • How much water your system will need,
  • The equipment you need

And more!

Worm farmer

Course delivery:

  • Online course delivery
  • 3 x 1.5 hour live training sessions, held via Zoom
  • Access to replays
  • Chance to ask questions
  • Course dates: 19 March, 26 March, 2 April 2024, 7:30 pm AEDST (Sydney time)

Course bonuses:

  • Setup checklist
  • Hotseat coaching for at least 2 participants, to work though exactly what you need for your particular situation. These provide fantastic learning case studies for everyone!
  • Video tour of the Island Biologicals setup (owing to poor reception at the farm this will be pre-recorded to watch at your leisure)
Lee Fiedhouse

About the teacher

This course will be delivered by Lee Fieldhouse. founder, CEO, and Chief Worm Wrangler here at Island Biologicals. Lee has been operating a commercial worm farm that uses a continuous flow cast harvest system for 10 years. He uses his worm farm to make our signature product, a liquid vermicast biostimulant called ‘Biocast’. Over the years he has also sold compost worms and solid worm cast, experimenting with an array of inputs in the process. He prides himself on quality and has broken a lot of gear over the years in his quest to attain the standards he values. He will be passing on all the wisdom he has gained so that you don’t have to do the same! He also has experience helping others set up different types of vermi-systems at scale, so no matter what the type of vermi system you’re after, this course should have something for you.


Do you offer refunds for change of mind?

If you change your mind for whatever reason we offer a full refund if you inform us before the course start date. You may also give the course to a friend by letting us know the new email address. No refunds will be offered after the course has started.  

How long will I be able to access the course content for?

All replays and the checklist will be downloadable, for you to keep as long as you want.

Do you offer private training or mentoring for the set up and operation of vermiculture systems?

Yes, Lee does offer consulting services, which can range from training, to site visits and assessments, to mentoring the setup process, to detailed plans for a cast harvest system like ours. Packages are tailored to your needs, contact [email protected] to learn more.