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Title:Establish an on-site vermicompost bin
Subject(s):Food waste
Green Lunchroom Challenge
Food service -- Schools -- Environmental aspects
School lunchrooms -- Environmental aspects
Abstract:Not every school has space on its grounds to accommodate a traditional compost pile. Vermicomposting, the use of redworms to process food scraps through digestion into nutrient rich castings, lends itself well to producing a natural soil amendment in a small indoor bin. It also demonstrates ecological processes that can be integrated into curricula. The benefits of vermicomposting are the same as those of traditional composting. You reduce the amount of waste your institution is required to send to a landfill and gain a product that can help prevent soil erosion and improve the quality of local soils.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:Green Lunchroom Challenge Composting Activity
Sponsor:Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-10

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