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Worms: They're hungry for work!

A new wiggle on waste

Bucket of Worms

This is about worms. And why you -- yes, you! -- should welcome worms into your classroom or home.

In Wisconsin, about 17 percent of the trash that goes to the landfill is food waste. That's a lot of wasted food, and a lot of wasted landfill space.

It's food that could be fed to worms, which will graciously turn it into useful compost with just a little help from you.

By setting up a vermicomposting (worm composting) system, you won't have to throw away as much waste -- an important consideration, especially if your school or family are charged by the garbage bag, can or weight for waste disposal. You'll also help extend the life of the landfill used by your community. Charles Darwin talks about worms.

Keeping worms is easy, enjoyable and educational and it doesn't take much time. When you do it well, vermicomposting is clean and odorless, and there's no need for fancy equipment. Click here to find out what materials you'll need to start composting with worms.

Anyone maintaining a worm bin will be fascinated by the way worms work. You may even find yourself thinking of them as pets. Learn how to make your own wooden compost bin and get started vermicomposting now!


Thanks to Maureen Mecozzi and the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine for providing EEK! with this great information.

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