Spotlight: Subpod

Many of us grew up with “the compost pile”.  That was one of my earliest chores, aside from making my bed, putting my pajamas away and taking out the trash.  Back in “the day” we all cooked more at home.  And grew food to eat.  The ubiquitous compost pile, heap, hole, box or whatever you called it was amazing.  You would just keep throwing (the right) food scraps into it, and leaves and  other organic waste.  And like magic it almost seemed to consume what you put in there.

Recent world events have made many of us rethink if we might not be better off growing more of our own food.  That, coupled with more cooking at home, makes composting seem cool again.  So, what are going to do?  A heap, a hole and pile?  Enter the  Subpod.

What is a Subpod?

Subpod a below-ground worm farm that mimics conditions found in nature. Compost worms, working with diverse soil microbes rapidly turn organic waste into worm castings, which is rich food for the soil and your plants. At full capacity, after around three months, it will process up to 15kgs (30L) of food waste per week.

Subpod is simple to use, smell and mess free and can be maintained in minutes per week.

Bury your Subpod in either a raised garden bed or in the ground, with the ventilation above the soil line to maintain a clean smelling, aerobic system, whilst also preventing entry of pests. The secure lid at the top also doubles as a garden seat, connecting you with your veggies and herbs. 






  • Size: 75cm x 45cm x 43cm / 29.5 in  x 17.7 in x 16.9 in
  • Weight: 9.4kg / 20.7lbs
  • Chamber Capacity: 85 Litres 
  • Lid Weight Capacity: Up to 200kg / 440.9lbs
  • Composting Capacity: 15kg / 33lbs per week
  • Annual Emission Offset: 2.24 tonnes CO2e
  • Compost Worms Required: Approx 2000

Check them out at Subpod.

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