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Composting with Worms! Randi Mail Recycling Director City of Cambridge
Topics of Discussion Find a good place to store bin Get a bin and worms Prepare bin and bedding Feed your worms Harvest and use the black gold Troubleshooting
My week’s worth of trash after recycling and composting
Facts about Red Worms Why not other worms? What is their sex life? How do they eat, breathe, see?
Get a bin and prepare it for your worms and find a good place to store it
Shred newspaper bedding for your bin Moisten and wring out water or spritz with a spray bottle
Fluff damp bedding in bin
What to feed your worms
Store food scraps
Spoon in food and cover up Create burying locations
Drain “compost tea” and dilute for houseplants
Harvest castings. Mix with potting soil. You’ve made compost!
Add new bedding and start again…
Too much food Not enough air Too wet Too acidic Stinky foods Wrong food: no meat, dairy or oily foods
Avoid the problem… Cover bin Don’t overfeed Bury food Cut food up Control moisture & acidity Fruit Flies Get rid of them… Vinegar trap Vacuum bin When all else fails, change bedding
Who plans on starting? Resources –www.cambridgema.gov/recyclewww.cambridgema.gov/recycle –www.wormwoman.comwww.wormwoman.com –www.wormdigest.comwww.wormdigest.com Wrapping it Up
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