Testimonials:

 

 

April 1, 2017

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers is not only a great source for composting worms/red wigglers, but Bintoro is also one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. He is a wealth of information and a trustworthy person to do business with.

 

David Sayson

Vancouver, BC

www.canadianaquaponics.com

www.justaquaponics.ca

 

 

March 8, 2017

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers provided us with the composting worms and know-how to not only dispose of our office organic waste, but build a better office culture. Pride in our greener environment and team spirit in caring for our red wigglers worms made our breaks a lot more fun!

 

Vivian Evans Walker

Harrison Hot Springs, BC

 

 

November 1, 2016

 

We purchased composting worms and bedding worm castings or vermicompost from Burnaby Red Wigglers for my classroom using "Worm Factory" container. It is still early, so I am hoping that the worms are doing okay. The gentleman who delivered them was on time and very friendly!

 

Lorelei Reimer-Aiumu

Grade 3 Teacher

Ecole Qaygayt Elementary School

New Westminster, BC

 

 

April 1, 2016

 

The students are enjoying looking at the worms, cocoons and worm castings. The teacher is using the website you recommended http://extension.illinois.edu/worms/index.cfm . Once again thank you Burnaby Red Wigglers for your help.

 

Flora Ross

Teacher, Alpha Secondary School

Burnaby, BC

 

 

March 8, 2016

 

AMS Sustainability had an excellent experience working with Burnaby Red Wigglers. BRW was prompt with the responses and the pick up of the compost worms was set up immediately. The worms provided to us were very healthy and Bintoro gave us extensive advice on how to keep them thriving. Our worms are doing very well and we would not hesitate to do business with BRW again.

 

Kasha Foster

Compost Coordinator

AMS Student Society of University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

 

 

October 15, 2015

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers has been supplying worms for the City of Coquitlam's vermicomposting workshops for over 2 years now. I am appreciative of how quickly I was able to receive worms on such short notice for my workshops this year. BRW went above and beyond by separating the cocoons/eggs for my students as an added teaching opportunity on the life cycle of red wigglers.

 

Danielle Russell

City of Coquitlam, BC

 

 

July 1, 2015 

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers has been a great supplier of compost worms for the City of Vancouver worm bin program. We have supplied the worm bin kits for over 10 years now, and all of about 250 pounds of worms that we have purchased appear to have been happy and healthy!

 

Keep up the great work, BRW.

 

John Paul, PhD PAg.

Transform Compost Systems

Abbotsford, BC

 

 

June 21, 2015

 

I really appreciated Burnaby Red Wigglers’ prompt responses and accommodations with regards to arranging a pickup from out of town for worms and starter (bedding inoculum). Bintoro provided useful “initiation" information in order to effectively start up a vermicomposting system for my kitchen scraps… great material for the veggie garden! I would highly recommend his products for those interested in this greener way to taking care of food waste. His passion infused with his education in biology make for a fun, informed individual to work with. Thanks BRW!

 

Kurt Deschner, BSc MD

Outdoor enthusiast and hobby vegetable gardener

 

 

February 4, 2015

 

My experience with Burnaby Red Wigglers was absolutely great. Having no prior vermicomposting experience, BRW made sure to address any concerns or questions I had.  I do not live in Burnaby, however within a few hours of contacting Bintoro he had a shipment of worms and worm castings as a starter for bedding on its way to me. He checked in to make sure the worms had arrived, and after a few days again to see if I had any questions. I would highly recommend Burnaby Red Wigglers for all your vermicomposting needs!

 

Michelle Thiessen

Kelowna, BC

 

 

January 14, 2015

 

Thanks for the Great Worms for our Hungry Bins!

 

Salbas Shaknocka

British Columbia

 

 

November 17, 2014

 
For several years now, I have been using Burnaby Red Wigglers vermicompost for the plant on my balcony and front garden; I also bought compost worms from Burnaby Red Wigglers when I was doing worm composting. But as I live in Mexico for the winter, the worm composting was not going well, so now I just buy the "black gold" from Bintoro.
 
Fortunately, Bintoro has always been very helpful, responding quickly to my questions about how to use the “black gold”. He is creative and flexible, and even came over to my house on his bicycle and helped me get my balcony pots ready for this winter by adding some vermicompost, and burying it, so it would not be washed away in the late autumn/winter rain. 
 
While digging in the soil in one of the pots, one that I now use as a compost, he was so happy to find some healthy red wigglers that I had got from him more than 2 years ago!  As he said, the red wigglers are strong and will thrive again in spring. 
 
Bintoro has a very good understanding of the worm composting process, and of gardening in general. Thanks Bintoro.

Carol Lopez
Artist and teacher
Vancouver, BC
 
 
November 3, 2014

 

I first contacted Burnaby Red Wigglers and talked with Bintoro because I needed a large quantity of red wigglers for my customers and boy did he deliver!  With just a few hours notice, I was able to purchase supreme quality compost worms which were perfect red wiggler specimens packaged in a beautiful bed of finished worm cast or vermicompost ready for use. 

 

After checking in with my customers a few weeks later, I was pleasantly surprised to learn BRW’s worms have been devouring food scraps while quickly multiplying in quantity, a true testament to their health and vigor.  In addition I purchased a pail of his vermicompost to use as bedding to start one of my Hungry Bins and the result was a perfect environment for compost worms facilitating the rapid increase in population I was hoping for.   

 

In addition to providing great products for worm composting enthusiasts, Bintoro is a wealth of information on the subject and is always willing to share his time with customers by answering questions and providing information not readily available.  I highly recommend Burnaby Red Wigglers for all your worm composting needs.

 

Scot Bathgate

Entrepreneur and landscape designer

Vancouver, BC

https://greentools.ca/

 

 

News: 
 

December 16, 2014

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers  has visited Wastewater treatment plant and Biosolids facilities, Metro Vancouver at Annacis Island.

https://www.facebook.com/burnabyredwigglers

 

 

November 4, 2014

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers has participated the discussion on the launching of Citypod, a food waste composter at the Student Union, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus.

http://burnabyredwigglers.wordpress.com/2014/11/

 

October 25, 2014  

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers has been supplying the compost worms for the worm composting workshop by City Farmer Vancouver in spring, summer and autumn since 2012. http://www.cityfarmer.info/wormcomposting/

 

 

September 10, 2014

 

Burnaby Red Wiglers has given a presentation at Utility Residuals Management, Liquid Waste Services, Metro Vancouver.

https://www.facebook.com/burnabyredwigglers

 

 

July 22, 2014

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers has participated the Sustainability Dialogues: Moving up the Waste Hierarchy  http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/dialogues/Pages/default.aspx 

Metro Vancouver will be banning on disposing organic materials (including food scraps and compostable organics) starting in 2015.

 

 

Testimonials:

 

July 25, 2014

 
Bintoro Gunadi is a gift for the organic development business. I'm very pleased to present his website and plan to work together with him to help materialize his goals.
 
Roshale Ramsey
Vancouver, BC
 
 
May 1, 2014
 
As an avid amateur grower I have had decent success for the past few decades. However, after meeting with Mr. Gunadi and starting to use his vermicompost directly in my beds, and in the form of vermicompost tea, I have noticed a definite change in my plants. Not only are the yields larger, but the overall health of the plants have improved.
 
I have been using his worm castings for a year now, continue to do so, and do not plan to stop. Not only his product is excellent, but Mr. Gunadi is pleasant and easy to do business with. I higly recommend Burnaby Red Wigglers.
 
Jason Wakelin
Burnaby and Surrey, BC
 
 
April 22, 2014
 
Burnaby Red Wigglers was able to provide me high quality compost worms and vermicompost on short notice for an agriculture class project. Bintoro is very knowledgeable and has helpful information available for us to use for setting up a vermicomposter bin and vermicompost trial on plants. I know that I can always get excellent products and support from him in all our current and future projects!
 
Anna Rallings
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Richmond, BC
 

 

News: 

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers was the winner in Vermicompost Image Contest 2014 for LinkedIn discussion group Vermicomposting Network.

http://agroecologyaz.wordpress.com/2013/12/

 

 

Testimonials:

 

March 21, 2014

 

We got the compost worms from Burnaby Red Wigglers for workshop. The workshops went well. The kids enjoyed playing with the worms and learning more about them and composting. We gave one of the teachers the worms to start a new compost bin. Thanks.

Gaik Beng Khoo
Operation Clerk & Sustainability Coordinator

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC 

 

 

February 7, 2014

I have purchased composting worms or red wigglers from Burnaby Red Wigglers on many occasions. Bintoro Gunadi was always very helpful. He was able to answer all of my questions and he provided me with many great tips on how to build a worm composting bin for my workshop. I would recommend Burnaby Red Wigglers to anyone who is interested in purchasing red wigglers and getting started with worm composting. Thank you Bintoro!

 

Amanda Chow

Coquitlam, BC

 

 

January 14, 2014

 

I purchased red wigglers for my apartment worm bin. Bintoro was very helpful in setting up my bin. He educated me on worm care and how best to set up my bin. The worms have been great. I would buy from Burnaby Red Wigglers again and would recommend others to do the same. Thanks Bintoro.

 

Matthew Pattinson
Vancouver, BC

 

 

January 7, 2014

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers has been a reliable supplier for Eisenia andrei composting worms. Our laboratory sent these worms for DNA barcoding, and they were positively identified to be E. andrei. Bintoro is always a pleasure to work with, and the worms arrived safely when shipped in freezing winter -20⁰C weather! I will definitely be ordering from this company again in the future.

 

Holly Stewart

Terrestrial Technical Lead

HydroQual Laboratories Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

 

 

October 26, 2013 

 

Worms, wiggly and alive what a wonderful gift to give, I guess not for the squeamish. However it was a great gift for my son’s birthday. He does not like the consumerism and is concerned about our relationship with the environment.

 

Red wigglers are a self-sustaining gift provided by Bintoro, and include shipping and handling by XpressPost. From vegetable peelings and a bedding of waste paper they produce a gardener's gold---castings enriched with nutrients. These wrigglers produce more hard working composters.

 

Also my son has a son and what little boy or girl doesn't like squirmy things that might make others squeamish? It will be a fun and interactive way of teaching and enriching our earth literally the dirt that sustains us.

 

Hilda Dockrill

Feminist

Prince George, BC

 

 

October 14, 2013 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Through the Vermicomposting Network in LinkedIn

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3756046

 

 

July 30, 2013

 

We purchased worms for our office vermicomposter from Bintoro. He is a wealth of information and is so willing to teach and passionate about his subject that our project has been a great success. I highly recommend him as someone who can open your mind to ideas you might never have considered - such as having worms eat a pound a day of our office waste!

 

Vivian Walker

Event Planner

North Vancouver, BC 

 

 

News:

 

Burnaby Red Wigglers have participated and provided Ruby Streaks mustard plants at

Spring Bazaar & Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11th 2013 at 11am - 3pm

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC V5E 4M7

http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/

 

 

April 19, 2013

 

I have lived in the west coast of British Columbia for a long time and have been able to enjoy backyard composting all year round. A year ago I moved to northern British Columbia and been disappointed with my compost pile being inactive for all those winter months! So I decided to begin vermiculture.
 
Since I couldn't find any supplier of red wigglers in the north, I contacted Bintoro who has been more than helpful with providing me with all the information needed to make the right decision in purchasing and shipping the worms.


The worms were sent on Canada XPress post on the Monday morning and I received them on the Wednesday morning. They were all alive and comfortably placed in a perforated bag with plenty of moist bedding. I appreciated all the communication with him about the vermiculture, especially with the shipping arrangements as I was worried that the worms would be stock at the post office over the weekend.

 

Agnes Pion

Lover of compost!

Smithers, BC

 

 

March 11, 2013

 

My plants are loving the worm castings Burnaby Red Wigglers provided me. They are extremely healthy and green. My wife and I truly enjoy organic gardening and appreciate the fact that we can get quality nutrients from someone local. Our vegetables have never tasted so good! We are getting our garden prepared for Spring and will need some more castings soon.

 

Matthew Clancy

Carpenter and organic gardener

North Vancouver, BC  

 

 

November 22, 2012

 

I am writing in praise of the services and expertise Bintoro has provided as a supplier of composting worms (Eisenia andrei). There are few suppliers of composting worms in Canada, of which Bintoro was the only supplier I was readily able to identify as taking a technical approach to vermiculture. This is abundantly evidenced by the various technical discussions and literature citations on his website.

 

Species identification is critical for scientific research, as different species may exhibit different responses to toxicants and other stimuli. In this particular case, two morphologically similar earthworm species, E. andrei and E. fetida, are commonly used for composting. These two species are difficult to discern without training and do not interbreed in mixed cultures. Bintoro’s academic background and previous work experience, as well as his willingness to provide the keys and support literature used to make his species determination, were key in providing assurance that the worms being supplied were of the species I requested.

 

I have already recommended Bintoro’s services to other individuals seeking taxonomically pure earthworm cultures, and would not hesitate to do so for anyone else requiring composting worms or vermiculture expertise.

 

Bryon Shore

Testing scientist

Calgary, Alberta

 

 

October 6, 2012

 

Your class has been so informative and your knowledge is very extensive in your field of work. I appreciate your commitment to better our local communities through vermiculture-vermicomposting and natural waste management. Thank you so much for your continuing support!

 

Jessica H. Newman

Urban farmer

Richmond, BC

 

 

Workshop August 31, 2012:

 

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Not only do my students and children find studying the composting worms fascinating but your knowledge on the effectiveness and health benefits of vermicomposting is important to share as well. Studying the worms makes an engaging science and environmental studies; unit that applies to my students’ real lives.

 

Christine M. Hyde

Teacher grade 2/3

North Vancouver, BC

 

 

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your workshop. Your willingness to share your knowledge, experience and passion about the future of vermiculture and vermicomposting is truly inspirational. I look forward to learning more from you and am well aware how fortunate those of us that wish to learn more from you.

 

Darrin Pezer

Owner, Proactive Building Maintenance and businessman

Vancouver, BC

 

 

Your lecture was very informative and helpful. I found it instructive in understanding the life of the red wigglers compared to ordinary worms and their environment that is needed compared to just dumping kitchen scraps in a pile and turning it from time to time. It was helpful being part of a group who have been composting as their questions were interesting too.

 

Bernace W.

Artist and gardener

Vancouver, BC 

 

 

Workshop May 26, 2012:

 

I really enjoyed the workshop in a friendly atmosphere, and it was quite an eye opener. Now I know what worm composting should look like, and I realized that I've been doing wrong all along!

 

Yumi Kosaka

Regional government employee and volunteer streamkeeper

Burnaby, BC

 

 

It was very insightful and educational. Hopefully my worm bin will work out this time around.

 

Donald Kim

VP of carrier services/partner, Worldwebnet Telecom Inc.

Coquitlam, BC

 

 

I just want to start off by saying thank you for the workshop. It was very interesting to me to see where you are looking to take your skill. I think it would be very beneficial to the local community once it gets going and more exposure to the people is the key. I enjoyed the workshop and watching you talk about something you truly care about and the love and respect you have for the worms and all the organisms surrounding vermiculture-vermicomposting is admirable. I hope we can continue to stay in touch and eventually work together if the opportunities arise.

 

Anthony Florio

Electrician with a strong interest in organic gardening and ecology

Burnaby, BC

 
 
It was great to learn about the theory of vermiculture and get to see multiple styles of bin in action. I didn't realize how many things I've been doing wrong - but now I'm excited to see if I can get my worms to be happier by applying Bintoro's suggestions. I also really appreciated his willingness to chat afterward and field all our questions.
 
Rick Havlak
Owner/operator, Homesteader's Emporium
Vancouver, BC

 

  

Really enjoyed the workshop. I'd done a lot of reading on line and really felt that I was probably not going to pick up much I didn't already know. Now I feel I don't know enough! So glad I did this before I started my vermiculture. Bintoro is so knowledgeable and just one of those people with a real passion for what he's doing. He is so willing to share his knowledge and he is clear and practical.

 

Jeanne Keegan-Henry

Physician and farmer's wife

Burnaby, BC 

 

 

Invited speaker:

 

Vermiculture - Vermicomposting and Organic Gardening

South Burnaby Garden Club, Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:30pm

http://southburnabygardenclub.org/ 

 

 

Workshop April 28, 2012:

    

Great workshop! Lot more people than I expected!

 

Nicolas Rioux

IT technologist and gardener

North Vancouver, BC

 

   

I really enjoyed the workshop with you yesterday! I learned a lot of useful things and plan to include some of the information in our classes at City Farmer. Your passion for vermiculture/vermicomposting is infectious! You are very knowledgeable but at the same time humble and patient. You explain the concepts in a simple manner making it easy for anyone to understand, even if you don’t have a science background. I plan to regularly visit your site to learn more and also hope to participate in your workshops in the future.

 

Farhat Khan

Vermicomposting instructor, City Farmer

Vancouver, BC

 

 

News: 

 

Workshop: Learn about worms at upcoming session. Burnaby Now, Wednesday April 11, 2012, page 16.

http://www.burnabynow.com/Learn+about+worms+upcoming+session/6439973/story.html 

 

The wormy wonder of red wigglers. Burnaby Now, Friday March 30, 2012, page 13.

https://www.facebook.com/burnabyredwigglers/photos/pb.1469331529954696.-2207520000.1411055602./1503341203220395/?type=1&theater

http://www.burnabynow.com/wormy+wonder+wigglers/6383883/story.html

 

 

Quote recommendations:

 

December 23, 2011

…when it comes time to buy worms, the man with the best prices, the best worms and the best advice in town, is…

http://andrewfrank.ca/2011/12/23/worm-composting/  

 

March 14, 2011

...who is incredibly knowledgeable about worm composting. He sold me the worms plus some worm castings to get the project going. Great guy, and it was kind of fun meeting him...

http://www.offgridbc.com/2011/03/14/worm-composting-update/

 

Earthworms called ‘earth’s guts’ that grow spontaneously in mud and in humid ground; …especially where there is decayed matter…

Aristotle (350 B.C.) The History of Animals.

 

Why did Aristotle call earthworms the "earth's guts"?

 

It's because earthworms act like intestines by processing the soil's organic matter and turning it into food for the plants.