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Vermicomposting: Let Worms to the Dirty Work

by Phillip Manning ~ October 23rd, 2013

by:  Melis Coady

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans throw away up to 40 percent of their food, making food waste is the single largest contributor to our landfills. One Talkeetna family has risen to the challenge of eliminating food waste in our local landfill. KTNA’s Melis Coady gets a lesson from the Robinson’s on recycling food, takes home a new family pet, and learns about the next era of feces removal from Denali.

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2 Responses to Vermicomposting: Let Worms to the Dirty Work

  1. Graham Knapp (Bare Hands Farm)

    Thanks for informing the listeners about this wonderful practice! Just think of all the benefits – reducing trips to, money spent on, and waste in, our landfill; creating nutrient-rich compost for your garden that you may normally be buying from the store; and the joy of seeing those squiggly squirmees munching away at your scraps whenever you pop that lid open (which is a lot for me). And this is as local as it gets, on your own property. EVERYONE should have worms!

    Thanks for the story, KTNA!

  2. Josh

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful article on vermicomposting, did happen to view an interesting site, http://www.happyworms.ca , wanted to share !

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