Another way to compost is to use worms. Red worms produce excellent compost without a yard.
Red Wigglers (Eisenia Foetida) are surface dwelling worms with a voracious appetite and therefore make great composters. Composting with worms can be done indoors, in a bin, and keeps the compost happening even in the winter when the outdoor pile slows down.
The final product from worms (vermicompost) is a higher quality compost than what is created in the backyard because it has been processed by the worm's digestive system. It is recommended that worm castings (the final product) are used directly around the plant base.
The benefits of vermicomposting are the same as backyard composting:
Turns garbage into fertilizer and recycle organics back to the earth.
Reduces odor in garbage cans.
Reduce need for municipal landfills.
Save energy with worm energy!
Teachers often use worms in the classroom. Vermicomposting is an excellent year long classroom activitiy that provides lots of hands-on fun.
"Feed it to the Worms" by Impact Earth
"Wormology 101" by Impact Earth
"Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Appelhof
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