Subpod - The In-Garden Worm Farm and Composting System

Subpod
$299.00
Subpod: Includes: Subpod 2 Worm Blankets Turn food waste into rich soil and plant food with Subpod - an ingenious and innovative in-ground worm farm and composting system. Subpod can be installed directly into any garden bed and supplies nutrients at root level to surrounding plants. Subpod can compost up to 15kg of...
$299.00

Subpod:

Includes:

  • Subpod
  • 2 Worm Blankets

Turn food waste into rich soil and plant food with Subpod - an ingenious and innovative in-ground worm farm and composting system. Subpod can be installed directly into any garden bed and supplies nutrients at root level to surrounding plants. Subpod can compost up to 15kg of food waste each week, making it the ideal composting solution for households of 2 to 6 people. And unlike other worm farms, Subpod doubles as a functional garden seat, capable of supporting up to 200kg. Link multiple Subpods together and create composting systems to suit large gardens or even whole neighbourhoods! Enjoy carefree composting with this pest-free, mess-free and stress-free system.

Subpod delivers rich, nutrient dense compost faster than ever before, with only 5 minutes of maintenance a week. Unique design and construction makes Subpod pest-proof, odourless and naturally insulated for happy, healthy worms. When partially submerged in a garden bed, perforations in the walls of the Subpod allow worms to move freely between the two chambers and the surrounding soil, aerating and conditioning the soil and delivering nutrients directly to the roots of nearby plants. Small perforations in the above-ground portion of the Subpod help maintain an oxygen-rich (and odourless!) composting environment.

  • odourless and pest-proof
  • feeds plants at root level
  • composts up to 15kg of food waste a week
  • suitable for families of 2 - 6 people
  • dual compost chambers for easy removal of compost
  • unique ventilation system
  • installs directly into any garden area
  • doubles as a garden seat

Getting Started: 

  • assemble and earth your Subpod, including the divider
  • add 8 good handfuls of bedding material - use coir, shredded newspaper or shredded cardboard (use the box your Subpod came in!)
  • add at least 1000 composting worms - 2000 would be even better
  • moisten the worm blankets and squeeze out any excess water
  • place the blankets over the worms
  •  leave for 1 week with the lid closed, then start adding food scraps 

Adding Food Waste:

  • simply raise the Subpod lid and blanket, add food scraps and gently stir them through the developing compost to distribute food waste and moisture evenly
  • (the Subpod Essentials Bundle includes a stainless steel Aerator, perfect for stirring your compost)
  • replace the blanket to cover your worms

What Can I Add to a Subpod?

  • Food Waste:  fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells (crush them first), coffee grounds, used tea leaves, spoiled plant-based milks, grains, pastas, breads, snack foods, nuts (and their shells), seeds, pits, husks and so on
  • Paper and Card: scrap paper and cardboard, as long as it's not glossy - junk mail, office paper, bills, envelopes (no plastic windows), post-it notes, paper plates, tissues, egg cartons, paper cupcake liners, baking paper and paper packaging
  • Natural Fibres: old clothing, face washers, napkins, tablecloths and very old towels can be added as long as they are made from natural fibres like cotton, tencel, linen, hemp or wool - no polyester, nylon, acrylic or blends
  • Wood and Bamboo: sawdust (no paint), toothpicks, disposable wood, bamboo and bioplastic cutlery and crockery, dead matches, bamboo skewers and garden prunings
  • Human and Animal Waste: hair and nail trimmings, used facial tissue, used cotton bandages, pet hair, soiled newspaper and hay cage liners and faeces from vegetarian pets and livestock
  • Dog and cat faeces are NOT suitable for Subpod if you’re eating the plants growing around it - install a separate Subpod for this purpose.

Using the Compost in Other Parts of the Garden:

  • always use the divider panel if harvesting compost to use elsewhere in the garden
  • wait for around 3 months before first removing compost, to allow your worms to multiply several times
  • stop adding food scraps to 1 compartment and over the next week or 2 your worms will migrate to the feeding side - this keeps them safe while you remove compost from the non-feeding compartment

Dimensions:

  • length 75cm, width 45cm, total height 43cm
  • install below soil level at a depth of 32cm
  • above-ground height once installed 11cm

Materials:

  • Made from food grade polypropylene 
  • recycled plastics are currently being tested for use in Subpod construction
  • Ships flat-packed
  • Easy 5-minute assembly

Also Available:

Subpod Essentials Bundle 

Includes:

  • Subpod system
  • 2 worm blankets
  • Subpod Aerator

Subpod Grow Bundle

Includes:

  • Subpod system
  • 2 worm blankets
  • Subpod Aerator 
  • Subpod Grow Garden Bed


Subpod AU

Subpod began with a simple idea: make composting a part of everyday life. "If we can do that, we can teach people to love the soil their food comes from, and make the world a little bit better together."

Old school composting systems can be difficult to use, ineffective and messy. So Subpod founder and inventor Andrew Hayim de Vries began to design a solution that could avoid all of those flaws. He wanted to create a simple, everyday compost system that would be effective and easy for anyone to use, no matter who they were or where they lived. Andrew believes that the key to truly pioneering compost lies in the soil, that "if we feed the soil, we feed the world." Years of dedication, powered by that belief, created Subpod.

Receiving Your Order Options and Shipping Information

Click and Collect

Same day or next day pickup is available for local orders. Pickup is from our Perth Eco and Garden Store, located at 284 Albany Highway, Victoria Park. A message will be sent to you when your order is ready for pickup. If ordered on a day the store is closed, your order will normally be ready for pickup on the first day the store is open.

Shipped Orders

Australia Post Express orders are shipped on Monday if ordered on the weekend or same day when the store is open. All Australia Post regular and courier orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday - Friday (except public holidays).

Direct Debit Orders

Orders paid by direct debit will be available for collection or shipping when payment is received in Urban Revolution's bank account.

Shipping Carriers

We use the following carriers to deliver our orders:

  • Australia Post
  • Fastways
  • Sendle
  • PEP Transport
  • Other carriers as agreed with customers to achieve the best shipping rates

Order Tracking

If a tracking # is provided by the shipping carrier, we will update your order and a message is sent to you with the tracking information. Please note that some shipping options will not have tracking numbers.

Shipping Rates

The rate charged for the shipping of your order is based on the weight or cubic weight of your products, and your location. Before the final checkout page you will be shown what the cost of shipping will be, before confirming your order.

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping for orders over $200. We want to absorb the shipping costs as much as we can for our customers. Though sometimes the cost of free shipping is way more than the products' margin. To mitigate this business impact we, regretfully, have needed to exclude certain large cubic weight items from free shipping.

Email us for a quote if you want any of these items.

Note: We can not deliver to a Post Office (PO Box) address for free shipping orders due to couriers not being able to deliver to them or the additional charges.

Bulky Items

For some items, either due to their size or surprisingly, for brooms and some garden tools due to their long handle, Australia Post won't ship so unfortunately they are only available for in store pickup. If you really, really want it shipped, send us an email and we can get a quote for a courier to deliver it to you. If you do accidentally select this item, we will contact you via email to amend or cancel your order as per your preference.

Click and Collect

Items can be picked up from our store at 284 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park, Western Australia during our normal business hours. If you accidentally select this option and happen to live interstate then we will contact you to arrange a quote for shipping or suggest some great places to visit while you are here to pick up your order. :0)

Back Orders

If an item goes on back order we will contact you to let you know and you can select to; hold the order until the product is back in stock, be refunded for the out of stock item or to receive the order with missing items. If the latter when the item becomes available we will let you know and have it ready for pickup or dispatch it. If a shipped order, you will not be charged any additional shipping for the second shipment.

Shipping Cost Calculation Errors

As wondrous as the technology used to estimate shipping costs is, there are sometimes errors resulting from weird product dimensions or just plain typos when entering all the data in the back end. Everyone likes a freebie however if on the very rare occasion that as a result of any variance, we consider the cost for us to ship your order is excessive we do reserve the right to cheerfully refund your order or agree on a shipping cost.

How To Return An Item

Your item must be in its original, unused condition to be returned, unless there is a manufacturer defect. Please return the item within 30 days of your purchase. 

1.  Please email support@urbanrevolution.com.au to request a refund with reference to your order number.
2.  Mail your returned item to:
Urban Revolution Australia
Return - [Order Number]
284 Albany Hwy
Victoria Park WA 6100
3.  Include in your package a signed letter stating the reason for your return.
4.  Once we have received and inspected your returned item, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your item and let you know if the return can be accepted. 

    Return Exceptions

    Some items can not be returned. These include gift cards and some health and personal care items.  Merchandise that has been worn, used, or altered will not be accepted for return or exchange.  Sale items can only be returned if they are defective or damaged.

    Restocking Fee and Shipping Cost

    We reserve the right to charge a 10% restocking fee for returns, this will be deducted from your refund. We can not refund the original shipping costs. 

    Exchanges

    You will not be subject to a restocking fee though will need to pay for shipping costs.

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