Huge demand for Tasmanian worm farmers

Worm farmers Martin Bratzel and Bodhi McSweeney of Meander in northern Tasmania now know that a pandemic can significantly boost business.

Sales from their worm farm "more than doubled" last year, which the pair attribute to people spending more time at home.

"It was quite obviously connected with people … being drawn back into the garden," Mr Bratzel said.

"Many people decided to go into worm composting … and just discover what a great thing it is."

Key points

  1. Worms convert organic waste into compost
  2. One worm farmer in northern Tasmania says he's had to add extra beds to keep up with demand
  3. Compost worms do not need restocking as they multiply well

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