NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference

August 10 - 11, 2015

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library, NCSU Centennial Campus
Duke Energy Hall, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606


The only annual training in the world on commercial vermiculture, this event provides the tools you need to start or expand an earthworm or vermicompost production operation. Learn about the latest research on the effects of vermicompost and extracts (tea) on plant growth and disease suppression. Discover how to effectively market earthworms and vermicompost, and the different technologies being utilized. At this conference there will be ample opportunities to get answers to your questions from industry experts and other growers.


NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference will be held in what is described as "one of the most spectacular libraries in the world."

New this year: Field trip to the NCSU Compost Training Facility

NCSU extension information on vermicomposting

donate to the Vermiculture fund

Due to budget cuts, I have had to get creative to keep my program funded and maintain the extension activities I have provided for the past 23 years at NC State University. If you would like to help and become a Friend of the NC Vermiculture and Composting Program, please give now to theĀ Vermiculture Enhancement Fund. (Choose the fund as OTHER and then type in Vermiculture Enhancement Fund on the donate page). Thank you for your continuing support!


  • Developing Markets for Vermicompost & Worms
  • Vermicompost Application Rates & Techniques

  • Extract (Tea) Preparation, Storage, & Uses
  • Business Strategies
  • How to Harvest & Ship Earthworms

  • What to Tell Customers: Vermicompost Benefits
  • Extract (Tea) Preparation, Storage, & Uses

  • Latest Research on Vermicompost & Teas

  • How Greenhouses Can Use Vermicompost

  • The Care and Feeding of Earthworms

  • Vermicompost: How to Harvest, Store and Bag It

  • Earthworm Cocoons (Egg Capsules)

  • Vermicomposting On-Site: Business, Institutions

  • Pathogen Minimization

  • Vermicomposting Technologies


What people are saying about this conference...

"The conference was definitely worth the time and money. I learned so much...not just about earthworms, but soil composition, minerals, testing, teas, diseases, correct processes to follow, etc. I'm looking forward to next year's conference already!" ~S.S., North Carolina "


Count me as an extremely satisfied conference attendee. I was truly impressed and hope to be one of your "frequent fliers." I was particularly impressed with the depth of the science presented."

~S.F., New York "

Vermiculture Book

Pre-Order Vermiculture Book & Pick Up at Conference:

Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Wastes, and Environmental Management, the 623 page book edited by Clive Edwards, Norman Arancon, & Rhonda Sherman, may be pre-ordered on the registration form and picked up at the conference.


Vermicomposting Article

Vermicomposting Gains Momentum - BioCycle magazine article about the conference.

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