CTE produces and harvests vermicompost (worm compost) and after years of using it solely for our farm are producing enough to provide to the community. To order, email or call Allen Parleir at 524-3977.

You can also purchase individual bags at the Paseo Farmers Market here.

Learn more about how we use compost as a heat source here.

Vermicompost is a natural by-product of vermiculture (composting with worms). Our worms are fed a combination of composted food waste, wood chips, leaves, and rainwater.


Castings can be used in all plants (indoor & outdoor). They mixed in potting soil, as an amendment, brewed into a compost tea and use in a foliar spray or simply as a top-dressing.


• Improves soil structure & porosity to create a better root environment;

• Increases moisture infiltration & permeability, and reduces bulk density of heavy soils – improving moisture infiltration rates and reducing erosion runoff;

• Improves the moisture holding capacity of light soils – reducing water loss and nutrient leaching while improving moisture retention;

• Improves the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of soils;

• Supplies organic matter;

• Aids the proliferation of soil microbes;

• Encourages vigorous root growth;

• Allows plants to more effectively utilize nutrients;

• Enables soils to retain nutrients longer;

• Contains humus – assisting in soil aggregation and making nutrients more available for plant uptake;

• Buffers soil pH.*


$11 – 1 Gallon Bag

$40 – 4 Gallon Bucket

To order, email or call Allen Parleir at 524-3977.