Our Business is Worms

2300 years ago the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, declared "Worms are the intestines of the earth."

They play a large role in converting large pieces of organic matter into rich humus. They excrete castings (worm poop) that are 5 times richer in available nitrogen, 7 times richer in phosphates, 11 times richer in potassium than the surrounding upper 6 inches of soil.

Our business is worms. We give them just the right amount of moisture, air, and food and they give back the best compost available today.

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Worms For Sale

We do not sell worms; instead we concentrate on vermicompost, tea extracts ans special crop formulas.

For Worms please refer to the websites below:

Redworms for a Green Earth

We have purchased worms from some of the above and found them to be of hardy stock.

About Partnering

Community Relations

Good Shepherd Food-Bank relies on its solid relationships with Maine's food industry in order to obtain millions of pounds of food each year. Whether it's from a large food manufacturer or a local farmer donating excess produce, there are large quantities of food available, much of which would go to waste if it weren't for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. Despite their efforts to distribute all of the food to the needy, some foods still expire. This expired food is free to local farmers for their livestock. A large portion of the food required to cultivate the worms has been provided from the expired stock at Good Shepard Food Bank

Black Gold is commited to helping provide for our local community. We will donate 10% of our profits back to the Good Shepard Food Bank.


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Company Partners

Maine Organic Farmers And Gardeners Association
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
International Society For PlantPathology
American Phytopathological Society
US Composting Council
Belgrade Lakes Business Group
Woods End Laboratories
Coast of Maine
Little Garden Club of Rye