Composting

Overcoming Worm-Phobia

Question: We are going to raise earthworms in my class, but I find worms repulsive and worry about passing this feeling along to the children. Any suggestions?

Vermicompost Worm Care

Red Wigglers (Image care of the USDA ARS)Red Wigglers (Image care of the USDA ARS)Question: What do composting worms eat? How do we clean out the bin?

Homemade Compost Bins

Question: My school can't afford to purchase a compost bin. What can we use to make our own?

Compost Odor

Question: What should we do if our compost pile begins to smell?

Answer: A properly constructed and maintained compost pile will not smell. As a matter of fact, compost has a pleasantly rich, earthy odor. If your compost pile does have a bad odor, it means that one of the proper ingredients is lacking or is overly abundant. That's easy to fix. Here are symptoms and remedies if you should have a problem:

Lunchroom Composting

Question: We are starting a composting program using lunch scraps from the cafeteria. How can I make it clear why it's important to separate scraps, and also make it easy for the children to sort the waste?

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