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Vermicomposting for Schools

school bus with wiggle wormWorms bins are found in thousands of classrooms (ranging from kindergarten through high school) throughout North America. Having a worm bin in the classroom enables students to learn about organic decomposition, the soil food web, and the relationship between earthworms and ecological sustainability. Vermicomposting is the perfect fit for State requirements that students learn about habitats and ecosystems. Students can learn a variety of subjects using a classroom worm bin, including science, history, math, language arts, music, geography, and social studies.

Video: How to Set Up a Worm Bin


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Photo of Rhonda Sherman, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRhonda ShermanExtension Solid Waste Specialist (919) 515-6770 rhonda_sherman@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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