Taking the Hard Work Out of Composting!

Hi, Geoff Lawton here. You know the main reason that people have trouble growing good organic food? They can’t get good organic fertilizer. And they can’t produce it themselves. Once you can produce
good organic fertilizer then it’s easy to grow a
really diverse production in a small or even a large space. Well, I have the answer
and it’s a simple product, and it works really well. And we’ve got a Kickstarter
starting with this and I want you to support it. We support it, we been trawling it, and I’m actually sitting on it. It’s a subterranean worm
farm called a Subpod. We’ve got ours planted to
Brahmi all the way round. And this worm farm, I’ll
lift it up so you can see, is set up to run perfectly. There’s no mess, there’s no flies, there’s no maggots, there’s no smell. And it takes the waste from your kitchen or from your office kitchen
or wherever you’re working, alright, it takes the waste
stream straight into the system and converts it to fertilizer and fertilizes the
garden around the Subpod. We’ve got Brahmi growing round ours here, which is one of the top
10 herbs of the world, a fantastic herb, and it’s
difficult to grow in this garden, but here it thrives around the Subpod. Now because it produces fertilizer,
because it has no waste, and because you have no wasted energy, your waste stream goes
straight into the Subpod, doesn’t have to go anywhere, and converts immediately to
fertilizer around the Subpod and you get a harvest coming out that’ll fertilize the rest of your garden. You can’t be more efficient than that. This is an incredibly efficient design and it works as a seat as well. So it’s got more than one function. And it doesn’t matter
whether it’s a small space or you have a larger
Subpod that links together for a commercial space. If you’ve got a waste
stream, you can convert it to really high quality,
diverse organic produce. Support the Subpod with a Kickstarter. Please, it’s one of the great answers to growing organic food.

37 thoughts on “Taking the Hard Work Out of Composting!

  1. Great idea, Geoff. But try this: after a year or so remove the subpod and plant a tree in the hole, along with all the compost. Between the compost and the heavily fertilized ground, the tree will probably grow like mad for the first couple of years or so. Nice way to start an orchard, don't you think?

  2. i use a bokassi system for my office waste….works very well – i take the rest material to my home compost when the bucket ist full and ripe

  3. Sorry Geoff I built my own – been in the ground for two years now, but I didn't succeed in making it mouseproof. Still produces a lot of worms for my chickens. I want to look into what leaves are optimal for worms to ramp up production.

  4. Great stuff, Geoff…right after watching Bill, our Green Garden, talk about how he simply buries and properly covers food scraps, etc….this is an obvious improvement on that basic concept…

  5. Würde gerne sehen wie das da eingebaut ist und wie es funktioniert, dass es nicht stinkt💚♻️🌱tolles Video, lieben Gruß, Lars

  6. Get an old chest freezer, drill holes and then bury it. You can build a wooden seat on top if you want too.

  7. It's a pity there wasn't an option in the indiegogo to get some plans to make our own to specific size. I have a place I'd like to put one, but not sure if the subpod would be too big. Nor am I sure if I have enough foodwaste to keep it going. It looks a simple enough build, so I might give it a try. I don't have plastic that I can use, so I might try aluminium sheeting or something. Does it need to be filled with compost/soil to start?

    Edit: sorry, it tells me in the indiegogo page. However, it also says that the soil should be removed/spread around the garden after 10 days, but if I'm filling it every few days with food scraps, then how do I avoid picking out scraps that haven't yet composted? Sorry if that's a stupid question!

  8. Thanks for the recommendation Geoff, I’ve just supported this campaign on the basis of how beautiful the design is.

    Can’t wait to see the pod in person so that I can have a close look at it, and am absolutely excited to see how it will work in a new raised bed.



  9. Can't you just bury the kitchen scraps? And grow around it thus avoiding the need for the plastic in that pod, shipping, money…

  10. In an urban environment we use a hungry bin for our vermicomposting, the liquid drains into a pan which can be diluted and spread to fruit trees. It was designed in New Zealand

  11. I saw this about a year ago as it was being developed. The same guy that promoted the honey hive that has a honey drip collector is behind it.
    These guys as far as I know are up in the Northern rivers area of NSW are am awesome team.
    If you can afford one of these, go for it.
    I would support it also, but unfortunately my gardening show is still in growing and not enough cash coming in.
    This means I make my own underground worm farms,,,they really do work wonderfully.
    Basically my show is about worm farming outdoor and organic gardening…currently looking for sponsors, as I was asked to create a series for free to air tv.
    I prefer to stay in Youtube,,,love this underground farm…get behind it guys and gals.
    All the best to you all
    Marty Ware (Aussie agri horticulturist)

  12. I am ready to hire a professional perma culture designer for my property near Louisville Kentucky I would love your recommendations.

  13. I combined Hugelkulture and raised bed gardening with the Ruth Stout "no dig gardening" and it sure looks like it will go good. I love this Permaculture way of getting ourselves unplugged from those whose every thought is to manipulate and control us all. Going to do my part up here in Canada. Much appreciation for the insight and encouragement Mr. Lawton. Thank you.

  14. If I look at this it seems like a great idea, but if I am putting a lot of food scraps and stuff in a big box in my back yard for the worms … what about the racoons? Raccoons are smart and tenacious, they will scratch and dig and bite at anything like this until they get in because they smell food in it. At least that is what they seem to do around her, or rats too.

  15. Still rocking the same purple shirt he's had for the last 8 years…. and and apple watch! LOL Straight BAMF.

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