Friday, March 9, 2012

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot

If you have a truly healthy and waste free lunch, the only waste left is cores and peels. In our school, several classes are practicing the fourth R: Rot, with vermicomposting. Red wriggler worms are friendly little guys that turn leftover fruit and veggie bits into mineral rich dirt. The worms need the right moisture and amount of food, but otherwise are hardy and self-sufficient. Do you compost? Home composting can be worms (indoors) or a bin outdoors. It’s easy and a great way to help reduce waste heading to landfill. For more information, check out Ribbit’s tips at  

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