Worm Bins Turn Kitchen Scraps into Compost

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In this National Geographic News article, read about worm composting. Bacteria and other organisms break down food scraps buried in a bin maintained at proper temperature and moisture levels. Then the worms get to work, eating everything in their path--waste, organisms, and bedding. Afterward, the worms excrete a soil-like rich, dark humus. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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