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compostComposting with Worms

Worms are composting champions! One way to compost with worms is to create a worm bin that can be kept in your classroom. Worms scoop food up with their shovel-like mouths and pass it through their bodies. What goes into a worm as a banana peel comes out the other end as crumbly compost called castings. Castings look like coffee grounds and are full of vitamins. Worms are vegetarians, which means they do not eat meat. In fact, worms do not even like to eat things like cheese or yogurt that also come from animals. If you start a worm bin, be sure to only feed them fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based items.

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