About Dirt Maker
I got into the worm business with 5 pounds of worms in the spring of 1998. The worm population exploded like it does when you pamper your worms. Within a couple years, I had 2000 sq ft of worm beds in an 8000 sq ft barn. I originally named the worm farm Elaine’s North Cascade Worm Farm in honor of my precious wife.
I later changed the name to Acme Worm Farm because living in Acme WA reminded me of the fantastic roadrunner cartoons in which all the weapons and explosives were branded “Acme.” I started the website acmewormfarm.com in 2001. I stopped growing worms in 2003, and moved back to Nevada. I continued to sell worms that my friends grew for a while. Then I sold the website and going concerns to my very good Tucson worm-farming friends, Tom and Dorothy in 2004.
I put dirtmaker.com on the internet in 2009, and my first customer bought two DM14 worm bins in September of that year.