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Learning how to compost was one of the very first tasks I took on when we moved into our big-yard house. Not only is it satisfying to create our own nutritious mulch for the vegetables and flowers, but it is also ecologically and economically sound. At first the kids held their noses and complained, but eventually they succumbed to the earthy pleasures of composting.
Adventures of Herman
Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day. Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers and coffee grounds. And as he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in your garden. Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or your in your classroom.
Composting for Kids
Kids (and parents too!) can learn composting basics in this simple slide presentation.
Composting in Schools
Composting offers something for all ages. Elementary students will be fascinated by tactile experience, and teens can research the biology, chemistry, and physics of composting. Best clicks are those related to the science of composting: ideas for research projects, composting experiments and background information on microbes and invertebrates. Don’t be fooled by the title of this site. It offers plenty to those interested in composting no matter where they do it. Got a problem with an existing compost? Take a look at the Troubleshooting Guide listed under Composting Outdoors.
How to Make Compost
Yucky Worm World
Wendell the Worm is the host for “yuckiest site on the Internet.” In Worm World he explains the worm’s role in recycling dead plants. Highlights are the instructions on constructing a worm bin from plywood and the interview with Mary the Worm Woman. Mary is not a cartoon figure (like Wendell) but the author of “Worms Eat My Garbage.” You can read the transcript, listen to an audio snippet, and view a video of Mary in her worm bin.