Composting your food waste has never been this simple

The Subpod® in-garden compost system that works with nature, using worms and microbes to compost organic waste without the odours, vermin, mess and hard work of traditional composting.

The Subpod® not only disposes of your organic waste, but is also the ‘growth hub’ for your garden. The movement of worms and microbes between your Subpod® and garden bed builds soil fertility and plant health, allowing you to grow nutrient-dense food at home with ease.

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Team Up With Nature

Subpod uses compost worms and naturally occurring microbes to convert waste, while also improving your soil.

Stable Temperature

Below ground means it is naturally insulated, creating optimal conditions in extreme temperatures.

Make Soil

Improves the fertility of your soil, so you can grow healthy vegetables and herbs in your own space.

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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. 

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No Garden Bed? No Worries!

Meet Subpod Grow, the green space powered by food waste. Subpod Grow is a compact composting garden that turns food waste into food for the soil with no smells or mess. 

Take a seat on the sturdy Subpod lid surrounded by your favourite herbs, veggies and flowers. 

Subpod Grow comes flat packed and can be assembled with no tools in under an hour.  

We designed Subpod to be easy to use and maintain, wth handy instructions under the lid, right where you need them. Caring for your Subpod takes just minutes a week.

 When you use Subpod you'll learn about the fascinating world of worms, soil ecology and growing healthy food along the way. 

Get back to nature and treat food waste as a resource with Subpod Grow.

Designed for interaction

In-Garden Seating

Sturdy, hinged lid doubles as functional bench seating. Feature your compost system in close proximity to your home or workplace.

Modular & Scalable

The modular design of the system means any number of Subpods to be installed side by side, allowing for both small and large scale application.  

Flat Packed

We've carefully designed the Subpod to be a neat flat packed system, which requires no tools or assembly. A few simple clicks and it's ready to install.

Don't trash it. Subpod it!

What the experts are saying about Subpod

Geoff Lawton - Permaculture Educator
Damon Gameau - 2040 Filmmaker
Michael Mobbs - Sustainability Consultant 

Subpod Specifications

  • 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
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We're crowdfunding on Indiegogo right now and would love your support! Here's how:

Pre-order a Subpod

Visit our crowdfunding page now and pre-order a Subpod. We have a number of bundles too, so you can pre-order more one for your family, friends and workplace. If you don't have a garden, a donation is greatly appreciated!

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Become an affiliate

Create a post on social media or send an email to refer your community and audience to the Subpod Indiegogo page via your unique link. You'll receive 15% of every dollar raised for our campaign, on your behalf. Signup is easy!

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Launching on Indiegogo

Support the campaign

We'll be launching Subpod® on Indiegogo this March! Support the launch by pre-purchasing for your home, workplace, family and friends. Let's work together to make this an Australian startup success story! If we can feed the soil, we can feed the world. 


Our story so far

Creating Subpod has been a labour of love for our small team of waste warriors and soil stewards. Invented by ecological designer Andrew Hayim De Vries, more than 8 years of work has gone into bringing Subpod to the world.

Thanks to the support of backers from 29 countries during 2019 Subpod is now in production and ready to ship globally. And for every 10 Subpods pre-ordered we give 1 to a school or a community group, with more than 100 allocated already for exciting projects in 9 countries.

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Check out our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions. We'll be constantly evolving this list in response to new questions asked, and as we develop - so please touch base if you have a question which isn't covered here :)


Why Compost?

Divert Waste

For every 20k people composting, we can divert over 10k tonnes of organic waste from landfill each year, instead producing 400+ tonnes of fresh food

Rebuild Soil

Soil is the life source of our food and plants. When we compost we're feeding and rebuilding the soil - improving its quality, nutrient levels and fertility.

Grow Food

With healthy, nutrient rich soil, which is being constantly fed, we can grow fresh produce all year round, in almost every climatic region globally.