Decorative Worm Composting on Your Balcony

November 10, 2010 by

Short on space, urban dwellers who want to reduce their waste through vermicomposting now have a less bulky and even decorative option. Place Vertuo on your balcony or terrace to recycle household waste using colorful ceramic pots for “vermicompost.” Then use the rich compost in your urban garden.

Made from earth, the inert glazed stoneware composter retains the heat and humidity necessary for the compost, is hygienic, offers a garden aesthetic while also rot proof and resistant to frost and UV. Unlike some plastic composters, this one is build to last–unless you drop it.

Hat tip to Yanko Design.

  • Clever idea for anyone with limited space.

  • Where can you buy these?

  • Aimee–I don’t think they are available in the US, but will check.

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  • Suzan Marciona

    I was looking for the same thing. Where can you buy these. It makes it simple and attractive to follow a sustainable practice.

  • Useful and clever idea for small spaces

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Just heard that this worm composter will be for sale in a few weeks. But it’s from Europe, so not sure if shipping is feasible as it’s heavy!

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  • Benny

    I think the Worm Factory looks pretty modern, if you’re looking for a more affordable solution. Neat idea, though!

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