About the 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


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

This event will provide the tools you need to start or expand an earthworm and vermicompost production operation. You will also learn the latest research on the effects of vermicompost and extracts (tea) on plant growth and disease suppression, how growers are effectively marketing 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 Vermicomposting

NCSU extension information on vermicomposting


  • 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 the2010 Conference.

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