Composting with live worms. From wikipedia:
Vermicompost is the product of composting utilizing various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and earthworms to create a heterogeneous mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast, also known as worm castings, worm humus or worm manure, is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by species of earthworm.
The earthworm species (or composting worms) most often used are Red Wigglers (Eisenia foetida or Eisenia andrei), though European nightcrawlers (Eisenia hortensis) could also be used. Red wigglers are recommended by most vermiculture experts as they have some of the best appetites and breed very quickly. Users refer to European nightcrawlers by a variety of other names, including dendrobaenas, dendras, andBelgian nightcrawlers.
Vermicompost tea has been shown to cause a 173.5% increase in plant growth by mass over plants grown without castings. These results were seen with only 10% addition of castings to produce these results.
a bin or worm container
a premade binor a fancy bin
or two everyday tupperware bins, preferably dark colored
Shredded newspaper, cardboard, egg cartons and natural fibers such as cotton
worm food such as: tea bags, banana peels, veggie scraps, egg shells. Stay away from meats, dairy and anything too oily. Citrus and onions should also be avoided as they are too harsh for the worms
Note: Worms eat about half their weight in food everyday, so a pound of worms could eat 3-4 pounds of food in a week. (The worms are feeding on the microorganisms on the food, not the food itself.)
from a place such as Uncle Jim's Worm Farm
Small Notebook- A step by step guide on how to vermicompost in small spaces, in case you're feeling inspired