30 Aug '11, 7pm

Garbage Disposals and Worms Face Off Over Environmental Food Waste Disposal: Composting and waste-to-energy are

Garbage Disposals and Worms Face Off Over Environmental Food Waste Disposal: Composting and waste-to-energy are

Composting and waste-to-energy are winners in a new study of food disposal options. I have been having a lot of fun feeding worms my garbage. We have something you could either call a "worm bin" or a "home vermicomposting system," and we throw our food scraps, banana peels, melon rinds, moldy bread--you name it--into that. There are a couple pounds of worms in the bin, and they gratefully accept the waste, eat it, and turn it into worm castings, which is basically organic matter that is broken down in such a way that it's very good for our garden. Here's how it works. I started with two pounds of redworms, purchased from Green Mountain Soil . I set up a plastic bin with a few buckets of partially rotted horse manure. This serves as the worm "bedding." Whenever our compost crock is full, I take it into the basement, dig a hole in the bedding, empty the crock, and cover it w...

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