The Jora composter works fine with a few caveats. It takes a man or a very strong and handy woman to put it together. Be sure to fill with equal parts carbonaceous and nitrogenous waste and chop up all materials prior to filling. Keep slightly damp and rotate daily. Can cover air holes with fly screen if desired, and cover with plastic in case of rain or keep under overhang of house.
You mention grass clippings. Grass clippings are categorized as nitrogenous waste, not carbonaceous waste. Grass clippings are good at heating up a compost pile but they rot so quickly they form a layer unless well mixed with dry carbonaceous materials such as chipped woody plant stems or dry leaves.
Regarding the worms. This is a whole different process, called vermicomposting, separate from ordinary composting. Please refer to pages 410 and 411 on vermicomposting in my new organic book . And please refer also to pages 97 to 99 on composting. These pages will clear up all the confusions for you. Yes, you need a different set-up for the worms and some of my friends are highly successful at it using boxes that come with various layers in it. When you purchase one of these boxes they come with full instructions. I used to do vermicomposting myself but had to give it up since the weight of the components was too much for me to lift with my replaced knees. Most people don’t have the problem I have. The parts are really not that heavy but for me they are too much. Vermicomposting is a good way to dispose of kitchen waste.
Recently I wrote an article on composting and all my adventures with it here in Southern California. We will post it soon on this blog.
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