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Vermicomposting: Composting With Worms

Vermicomposting is a form of composting that uses worms to break down food waste. Just like regular composting, it helps keep organic waste out of the waste stream, and it's easy to do.

Indoor vermicomposting is great for apartment dwellers, or anyone else who can't compost outdoors. Also, some warm-weather outdoor composters move their practice indoors during the winter. A worm bin doesn't have to take up a lot of space—you can keep it under the kitchen sink, or in the garage, pantry or basement. (Worms like it dark.) Kids get a real kick out of it and love to share it with their friends.

Here's what you'll need: worms (use red wiggler worms, not regular earthworms), a worm bin, bedding, and organic food scraps.

We hope that the following resources will help answer your questions and lead you to become a successful worm composter:

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