About Uncle Jim's Worm Farm
Nearly four decades after its founding, Uncle Jim's Worm Farm continues to sell earthworms and the tools to help people use them. Founded by the passionate worm and composting entrepreneur James Shaw, Uncle Jim's Worm Farm is an ecologically friendly company aimed at decreasing the amount of waste in landfills. At its core, the mission of Uncle Jim's Worm Farm is to sell worms and worm supplies, as well as spread techniques and education related to composting. It is a mission perhaps most clearly demonstrated by Uncle Jim’s University (UJU), a program purchased for $99.99 plus shipping and handling. Complete with two well-reviewed books on worm farming, a test and answer key, a pack of 2,000 worms, and an official diploma, the Uncle Jim's Worm Farm program combines the merits of easy accreditation with practical, real-world knowledge. Shaw suggests that the Uncle Jim's Worm Farm diploma can even be used as a reference for a job interview. Along with the books included in the Uncle Jim’s University package, the Uncle Jim's Worm Farm website offers a wide a selection of books for sale separately. Mostly related to worm cultivation and composting, the bookstore includes titles such as Let an Earthworm Be Your Garbage Man, Profitable Earth Worm Farming, Compost by Gosh!, Raising Fishworms with Rabbits, The Worm Farm Book, and Harnessing the Earthworm. For people interested in learning more about earthworms, Uncle Jim's Worm Farm also sells a Worm Hobby Kit. Sold at the discounted price of $39.95, the kit includes 500 red wiggler worms, worm bedding, a piece of burlap for moisture retention, and Shaw’s specially formulated worm feed. On the website, Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm also features an FAQ page that answers questions about the creatures. For example, although red worms do not have eyes, they are sensitive to light and hide when exposed to it. Shaw continues that although worms have no teeth, they are able to take small particles into their mouths and digest solely by the use of muscles in their stomachs. By providing fun facts about worms, Uncle Jim's Worm Farm spreads knowledge about one of nature's most useful creatures, endeavoring to make the world a more fertile place in the process.