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We can help you turn your organic waste into nutrient dense, carbon-rich soil conditioner & use it to replenish Waikato Soils.

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Articles from our blog are linked below - we regularly post content about worm farming, waste reduction, sustainability and regenerative farming. Access the articles below, or on our blog page

From Landfill to Land: How Little Buddies Returns Nutrients to the Soil

Landfills are often the unfortunate endpoints for vast quantities of food waste. Yet, within these discarded scraps lie a wealth of nutrients that the Earth could reclaim. Little Buddies has embarkedRead more

Spring Soils: Impacts and Oppportunities

Spring in New Zealand is a time of profound change beneath our feet as soil temperatures rise and rain patterns shift. Understanding these changes is vital for every gardener and farmer.; here'sRead more

The Nutrient Cycle: How Little Buddies' Worm Farms Transform Our Environment

The nutrient cycle is an intricate and vital process that keeps nature in balance. Essential elements like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium cycle through ecosystems, supporting life at every turn.Read more

The Importance of Soil Structure and How to Prevent Soil Compaction

Soil structure is an essential aspect of soil health that is often overlooked. Soil that is compacted or lacking in structure can have a negative impact on plant growth and nutrient uptake, as wellRead more

Recyclable vs Reusable: Which should you use?

As consumers, we're increasingly aware of the impact our choices have on the environment. When it comes to packaging, there's often a choice between recyclable or reusable containers. In this post,Read more

The Power of Vermicast: Boosting Root Mass for Healthier Plants

Vermicast, the nutrient-rich byproduct of vermicomposting, is an excellent soil amendment that can have a significant impact on plant growth and health. In fact, vermicast has been shown to boostRead more

What are nematodes and why are they important?

Nematodes are fascinating creatures that are vital to soil health. They are one of the most abundant animals in the soil, with an estimated one million nematodes per square meter in agriculturalRead more

Soil Exhaustion: The Causes and Solutions

Soil exhaustion is a major problem affecting agricultural productivity and sustainability. Also known as soil depletion, or soil fatigue, these terms refer to depletion of soil nutrients and organicRead more

Protecting Soil from Extreme Weather Events Part 2: Drought

Climate change has brought with it an increase in extreme weather events such as droughts. These events can have a devastating impact on soil health, leading to erosion, nutrient loss, and reduced crRead more

Protecting Soil from Extreme Weather Events Part 1: Storms

Climate change has brought with it an increase in extreme weather events such as storms. These events can have a devastating impact on soil health, leading to erosion, nutrient loss, and reduced cropRead more

Composting in Temperate Climates: The 3 Most Effective Methods

Composting is an essential part of sustainable and regenerative agriculture, as it helps to reduce waste and produce nutrient-rich soil for crops. However, composting in temperate climates can beRead more

The Science of Composting and its Role in Regenerative Agriculture in New Zealand.

Composting is a natural process that has been used for centuries to recycle organic materials into nutrient-rich soil amendments. In recent years, composting has gained popularity in New Zealand as aRead more

"Worms are the intestines of the soil." - Aristotle

We’re keeping your organic waste out of landfill and turning it into nutrient-dense compost, as nature intended.

When organic waste ends up in landfill, it rots and produces leachate & powerful greenhouse gasses.  There is a better way. We receive organic waste from businesses around the Waikato and turn it into useful vermicompost with the help of our Little Buddies (worm farms).

Let us help your business dispose of waste in an environmentally responsible way that reduces carbon emissions. Through our local network of vermiculture (worm farming) sites, we convert organic waste into a rich soil conditioner that replenishes our soils and helps to grow the next crop of fresh, local goodness.