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Jessica PanicolaBy Jessica Panicola
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Jessica PanicolaBy Jessica Panicola
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About

Compottery is a simple solution for reducing household food waste while growing fresh produce.  This happens through a process called Vermicomposting.

 What is Vermicomposting?

Vermicomposting is the process of transforming organic waste into a fertilizers with the help of nature's gardeners- composting worms!

Well, not just any worm.  They're a special type of worm that are used for composting.  We often refer to them as red worms, composting worms, or red wigglers.  And there's no need to worry about having worms in your home.  As long as they have a cozy environment they'll have no reason to leave.  

Why Compottery?

  • It is compact and ideal for those living in cities
  • It's simple to use
  • Ideal for the great indoors
  • Naturally controls the moisture levels of the soil inside
  • You can throw your food waste into it immediately
  • Vermicast is an organic fertilizer for your plants
  • Plants grow strong, fast, and healthy when grown in Compottery
  • It's an indoor worm farm that adds visual aesthetic to your home or workplace
  • It's a green and sustainable option
Jessica has ten years of experience working with clay.  Compottery has been the avenue through which she can apply her expertise to a social and environmental issue; food waste.
Jessica has ten years of experience working with clay. Compottery has been the avenue through which she can apply her expertise to a social and environmental issue; food waste.

What Size is Compottery?

Compottery is designed with the city dweller in mind.  Each Compottery unit is about 7"X 7"X 5.5" - a perfect size for windowsills, counter tops, tables, floors, and desks.

A single stack (one unit with a lid and base) is 7"X 7"X 11"

A double stack (two units with a lid and base) is 7"X 7"X 16.5"

A triple stack (three units with lid and base) is 7" X 7"X 22" 

Compottery is more than just a product, it's a community of compost enthusiasts that range from beginner to expert!
Compottery is more than just a product, it's a community of compost enthusiasts that range from beginner to expert!
Well, this cat didn't mind it.
Well, this cat didn't mind it.

Budget

Studio Rent: 4,320

Firings: $4,000

Labor: $1,500

Legal: $1,500

Materials: $1,300

Marketing: $1000

Equipment for educational vermiculture videos: $1,000

Packaging: $400

Total: $15,020

Risks and challenges

Most of the work associated with the prototyping, marketing, and education around Compottery has been done by myself. So, moving forward there is going to be a lot of work as I start producing Compottery. I set the estimate date for most of the rewards to go out in September to give myself plenty of time to make everything. I will keep you posted if there are any delays in production.

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    Bon Appétit: What Worms Eat

    This 8"X10" downloadable poster is a great reference to better understand what foods you can and cannot feed your red worms. Perfect for frames or your fridge.

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    Urban Gardener

    A handmade ceramic wall planter in your glaze of choice: white or gunmetal. Comes with microgreen seeds and a sow and grow guide to help you get started.

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    Early Bird Compottery Single Stack

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    A Lesson in Vermiculture

    Meet Jessica for a lesson in vermiculture in NYC (if local) or via Skype. Transportation not included.

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