Building a Earthworm Factory

Science • Agriculture

Building a Earthworm Factory

No. 20760


Using Tech and Earthworms to solve twin catastrophes of overflowing landfills and providing organic top soil locally

Funding Goal



The funding we receive will be used to expand our earthworm factory to eliminate organic waste (such as food, coffee grounds, t-shirts, cardboard, and paper) and instead convert the waste into top quality vermicastings, an organic biofertilizer that helps plants grow. By developing a large scale process, we can eliminate the levels of waste in landfills and provide local urban farms with needed soil amendments. In addition, the funding we receive will allow us to set precedent by becoming the first urban organic recycling facility, in which we are currently working with the City of Chicago to establish policies that will guide future development of other similar facilities. Thus with your help, we can better reach our goal of ten tons of worms that can eliminate five tons of waste a day, as well as create a licensed facility that can be replicated nationally.

Be our spark and vote for us, #20760.

About Project

We are Nature's Little Recyclers, a company focused on providing natural solutions combined with technology to make it more efficient. We want to take landfill levels of organic waste (such as food, coffee grounds, coffee chaff, t-shirts, paper products, and more) to produce quality vermicasts and fertilizers while simultaneously creating clean, organic topsoil.

Project Showcase Proposal

We have a working operational model system that can break down wastes, this allowing us to demonstrate how the overall process works from start to finish. We also have literature, signs, posters, and educational material to hand out to any interested individuals, particularly young children and other green-minded adults.

Project Showcase Requirements

Indoor/Outdoor Est. Dimensions
indoor Length: 10' Width: 10' Height: 8'

Project Questions

What city is your project based out of?

Chicago, IL

What sets your Project apart from what is currently available?

We are focused on finding an urban solution to eliminate large levels of organic waste in landfills while also developing acres of top soil. No one else is focused within the United States on developing wide-scale operations of this very natural process.

Why are you and your team the best people on the planet to handle this project?

We are focused individuals who have a well-rounded mixture of business and science experience, as well as a strong desire to make a difference in the world. In addition, we care about building sustainable businesses that help feed and care for people, no matter who they may be or where they may be from.