We believe in getting our hands dirty and staying grounded with practical, sustainable approaches to vermicomposting solutions. As you can probably tell from our sock tans, we’d rather be out in the sun than stuck behind a screen.
Despite what many may think, vermicomposting requires very little elbow grease. We believe that once the right system is introduced, anyone can harness the benefits of worm-assisted composting. We want as many growers as possible to become more self-sufficient and create positive, long-lasting effects we can all be proud of.
Our never-ending desire to learn, improve, and discover new ways of doing things sets us apart. Nature evolves and we’re prepared to evolve with her. Our Research and Development team are always trialing and testing more effective methods to achieve the best outcomes for you. If you win, we all win.
We understand the value of working for a cause bigger than ourselves, which is why we welcome open conversation, collaboration and take a transparent approach to sharing our resources. We’re here to help be the facilitator, passing on our knowledge to you.
Jen Symmons - Owner
Jen, a third-generation farmer, is the driving force behind Worms Downunder. Her journey in agriculture began in childhood, amidst the pastoral backdrop of her grandparents' Broken Hill sheep farm, where she first developed a connection with the land. Her parents carried on the family business, running sheep over 70,000 acres. After spending several years in the corporate world of the energy sector, Jen felt the pull back to her roots. She purchased Worms Downunder in 2019 with a mission to blend her farming heritage with a meaningful pursuit of regenerative land management.
Tom Symmons - Operations and Manufacturing Manager
Tom is a fourth-generation farmer with a passion for regenerative farming practices. His connection to the land was cultivated during time spent on his grandparents' sheep station as a young child. At Worms Downunder, he's at the heart of our operations, overseeing the production of high-quality worm castings, and leading our brewing and manufacturing processes. Tom left his career as an electrician to join the family business, bringing a fresh perspective and unique ideas to WDU.
Francesca Symmons - Industrial Designer
Francesca is an Industrial Designer, responsible for the innovation of our products. She inherited the family's love for soil and completed her thesis studies on large-scale soil regeneration through vermiculture. Having worked in both in-house design teams and design consultancy, Francesca brings her UX design, mass production and engineering experience to our product range. When she isn't conceptualising new ideas, Francesca is creating content and keeping our socials up to date.
Enriching soils to secure futures for Aussie farmers and consumers
By working with soil the way nature intended, not against it.
Regenerative agriculture & the growing of nutrient dense food
By farming and distributing highly beneficial microbes to farmers, growers and gardeners.
Using worm-assisted composting to reduce organic waste entering landfill
Thereby sequestering carbon and reducing release of damaging methane and CO2 into our atmosphere.