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Feeding Worms in a Worm Farm


December 29, 2021

I am retired and it started a small worm farm with my wife we are looking for material to feed the worms and also knowledge and doing this. I’m in area code 87112 at the end of Candelaria thanking you in advance.


Answer by JZ: Great to hear about your worm farm.   Other colleagues may also send answers to your question.

Most coffee shops will save up spent grounds and filters if you make arrangements with them. Starbucks stores put grounds in a bucket somewhere in main lobby.

Squeezed Juice Bar ( may save up pulp for you, if bring them 5 gallon buckets.   505.689.5766

Free horse manure: Pine Ridge Arabians, Corrales, NM, 505.263.4316

Sam McCarthy from Santa Fe is an experienced worm composter who might give you some advice.

Hope that this is helpful.  Let us know if you have more questions.

Answer by JZ: I could also mention that fallen leaves which are in abundance now –  shredded, are a worm bedding and nutrition source along with many shredded paper products. An excellent resource for you:  “The Worm Farmer’s Handbook” 2018 by Rhonda Sherman, available at

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