I started vermi composting last year. It was one of the first projects I did and it worked. You can find my simple project in my previous post.I had the vermicompost I needed for last season. Unfortunately, I left my bin outside and subjected it to the outside elements.Needless to say, the redworms did not have their happily ever after.
As a gardener, worms are my best friends. Interestingly, there is another side to worms. Invasive species of earthworms (earthworms introduced into area where they did not exist) have created havoc to the delicate balance of nature. This is the case in the temperate or temperate-coniferous forests of North America.
For the same reason why we love worms as decomposers, many native species of plants in the temperate forests cannot survive due to the worm efficiency in redistributing nutrients throughout the soil… Sorry for opening up a can of worms…in the circle of life and the delicate balance of it.