The People Have Spoken: Announcing The Gaiam Compost-Off Finalists

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | August 6th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

After asking you to vote on four composters we selected from your suggestions, the first round of the Gaiam Compost-Off has come to a close and only two composters remain standing. Here are the results:


Orb Composter – 51% Votes
Earthmaker Composter – 29.5% Votes

Voted Out:

Green Cone Composter – 15% Votes
Wigwam Composter – 4.5% Votes

The remaining finalists will go head-to-head in our Compost-Off, a real-world testing of their features and ability to compost. We’ll capture all of the composting action on video as we put them to the test in the Gaiam Garden.

Will the Orb quickly and easily compost our Gaiam kitchen scraps and garden waste as we roll it around out back? Or will the Earthmaker hold its ground as the strong silent type, letting gravity assist its multi-staged composting approach?

We’ll soon find out, so stay tuned at these locations for updates:

The Gaiam Compost-Off finalists:

The Bio-Orb

Bio Orb



Green Cone

Green Cone

Worm Wigwam

Worm Wigwam

May the best composter win!


  1. Hope the orb wins .. it’s just so compact and neat ..

    Varina | August 6th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  2. [...] Spring 2010 catalog. We took the top eight suggestions and let the community vote on them. The two finalists were then compared in an ongoing video series called the Compost-Off, each of which is shared [...]

  3. I failed to vote, but I really like my green cone. The only problem is that it won’t work in bear country like they suggest. The bears just lift the entire thing out of the ground and devour the contents. The Earthmaker looks really convenient, but I question how well it works.

    Marie | December 31st, 2009 | Comment Permalink

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