Recycle food scraps into rich soil for an organic garden with a little help from our wiggly friends. Worms eat the food scraps and newspaper which become compost as they pass through the worm’s body. Sounds gross or really awesome? Compost does not smell so you can keep it indoors in a bin all winter until you are ready to plant your garden in spring. It takes a few weeks to months for materials to decompose so you’ll want to start making your own vermicompost now! The folks at University of Illinois Extension will demonstrate making a composting bin, let you observe worms through microscopes, and will raffle off the composting bin to one lucky student!


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