What is composting?

Why compost?

Why compost with worms?

What kind of worms?

What to feed the worms?

What type of worm bin should I use?

This depends on how much money you want to spend, or how much work you are willing to invest in the project.

For questions about vermicomposting, contact Natalie by email or call 724-879-4020.

Interesting worm facts:

Educational Programs:

The Worm Bin is a popular tool for getting students interested in the environment. Young learners have the opportunity to make observations and gain respect for living organisms. Older students can focus on the biology involved in decomposition and plant nutrient levels.

Westmoreland Cleanways maintains two worm bins for use in schools. This can consist solely of a presentation or can include care of the bin for up to a month. Students feed the redworms vegetable scraps, fruit peeling and bread from their lunches and watch the worms digest these materials and produce worm castings (compost). Contact Natalie by email or call 724-879-4020 for more information or to schedule a presentation.

For other educational programs, make sure to look at our Speakers Bureau page.