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Where to Find Worms in the Bay Area

Red wiggler worms are used in home composting systems and can eat their own weight in greenwaste every day. There are about 1,000 worms in a pound. Organizations throughout the Bay Area supply red worms along with tips on how to build and maintain a worm composting system.

San Francisco's Cole Hardware stores with garden centers supply red worms and kitchen worm bins, including the Cole Street (415-753-2653) and Polk Street (415-674-8913) locations. Call ahead to make sure they're in stock.

Pachamama Landscaping in San Francisco does bay-friendly, organic landscaping and supplies a limited number of start-up worm cultures every month.
Call 415-551-WORM (9676) to set up an appointment for pickup or delivery.

Have information on other worm sources? Let us know by emailing [email protected].

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