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Space and Climate Guidelines for CFT Vermicomposting Installations

Space and Climate Guidelines for CFT Vermicomposting Installations

Planning your installation is an important step in starting a continuous flow vermicomposting system. As your Michigan SoilWorks CFT will be the centerpiece of your commercial worm composting operation, the placement of your CFT – and the conditions you maintain for...

Notching out the Gratings

Here is a hack to improve the flow of material near the H-Frames, where it gets compacted and makes tough going for the cutting bar. The grating openings are 2" x 4”, except at the ends of each Bed Frame. There, the gratings were cut to fit the frame, leaving 2" x 2” openings. Harvested material can have difficulty dropping through the smaller openings, so it accumulates above the H-Frames. Over time, it becomes dense and compacted in that area. We found that enlarging the openings along the...

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Notching out the Gratings

Notching out the Gratings

Here is a hack to improve the flow of material near the H-Frames, where it gets compacted and makes tough going for the cutting bar. The grating openings are 2" x 4”, except at the ends of each Bed Frame. There, the gratings were cut to fit the frame, leaving 2" x 2”...

How Do You Calculate Input and Output?

How Do You Calculate Input and Output?

You’re on the right track thinking about the business end of vermicomposting. Many people are familiar with vermiculture – the life-science side of things – but the amounts to feed and harvest, the timing, weights and measures, these are not well documented. So here...

How Do You Calculate Input and Output?

Calculating the input and output of any vermicomposting method depends on variables like climate, the quantity and type of feedstock, and the frequency and method of harvesting, producing a wide range of possible outcomes. CFTs provide a more consistent environment for vermicomposting, and thus we are able to provide our clients more accurate and predictable representations of input and output capacities.

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Space and Climate Guidelines for CFT Vermicomposting Installations

Space and Climate Guidelines for CFT Vermicomposting Installations

Planning your installation is an important step in starting a continuous flow vermicomposting system. As your Michigan SoilWorks CFT will be the centerpiece of your commercial worm composting operation, the placement of your CFT – and the conditions you maintain for...