Meet The Crew
Owner & Founder
As a gardener, I have done everything wrong. I have tilled the soil and compacted the soil. I have used chemicals and pesticides. I have left the ground bare and allowed precious topsoil to wash and erode away. I’ve waited weeks for seeds to germinate that never did, and lost entire crops in just a few days. If it could be done wrong in the garden, I’ve done it.
Fortunately, gardening has a learning curve. Through the years I evolved to a completely natural, less invasive approach. I stopped tilling and started layering. I threw out the chemicals and brought in cardboard, compost, and mulch – by the truckload. Through patience and perseverance, what was once a plot of stagnant red clay gradually became a fruitful, living growing environment.
But still, there were issues. My gardening success was often hit or miss, and I never knew why. Something was lacking and I didn’t know what. And then I discovered vermicomposting.
Vermicomposting is raising worms for the purpose of turning organic material into worm castings, or compost. I started with a plastic tub of shredded cardboard, a handful of kitchen scraps, and a pound of Red Wigglers. I fed the worms and kept them moist, making sure they were not too hot or too cold. The worms totally ignored me, munching happily away on the cardboard and other food scraps. Two months later the tub yielded an amazing gift: a mound of rich, dark earthy-smelling castings, or vermicompost. The worms had done their thing.
What happened next was astounding. I had tossed some of the worm castings on part of my garden, and in just a short time I noticed some amazing differences. The plants that had received the worm castings grew larger and faster and had more leaves. They were stronger, greener, and eventually produced higher yields. These plants fared much better in the intense heat and summer drought, continuing to thrive long after the other ones had wilted and given up. The soil even seemed healthier – and it was!
Thrilled by these results, and excited to share my vermiculture success with other gardeners, I started Greenhill Worm Farm. I am passionate about worm farming and even more passionate about helping others achieve success with worm products. We’ve come a long way from the Rubbermaid tub of shredded cardboard and kitchen scraps. Welcome to the wonderful world of worm farming!
The man behind the machines! A civil engineer by trade, he designed & fabricated our continuous flow through worm bin and “The Muncher,” a heavy-duty cardboard shredder.
Brian created these two machines out of repurposed metal, refurbished motors, and materials he found in scrap yards. These two devices are essential to our operation and have saved us countless hours of time and effort.
Before Brian blessed us with his fabricating abilities, we screened material and shredded cardboard by hand, a very laborious and tedious process. If you can dream it, Brian can build it!
Our head of marketing is the ultimate Farmer's Marketing Partner. As a former farmhand and avid gardener, he is fluent in the language of agriculture and can translate it into engaging content for our target audience.
He is the founder of Hoop House Digital, a digital marketing agency that focuses on helping agriculture and agritourism businesses establish a creative and consistent online presence.