Compost Your Kitchen Scraps, and Create Nutrient-Dense Fertilizer for Your Garden, with This Homemade Worm Bin

Topic: Waste Reduction, Decomposers, Science, DIY | Type: Online Resource

Kitchen composting is made easy with this DIY worm bin! Worms have an important job in our environment and your worm bin could offer a window into the critical and otherwise hidden world of decomposers. Red wrigglers put your family’s food scraps to good use by turning waste into nutrient rich compost for your garden. Castings can be steeped in water to make a potent and natural fertilizer that will feed the same garden that feeds the worms, creating your home’s very own closed garden loop. Don’t be creeped out by the crawlers - vermicomposting is an odorless and self-contained system.

 

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Materials

  • Plastic Storage Bin
  • Additional Bin to Collect Food Scraps
  • Screen
  • Worms
  • Shredded Paper