Composting

Compost-ology Worms
Setting Up a Worm Bin
  1. Purchase a plastic bin approximately 16 x 20 x 8 inches.
  2. Drill ventilation holes around the perimeter of the bin about 3 inches from the top.
  3. Prepare bedding for the worms.
    1. Place one or two handfuls of soil in the bottom of the bin.
    2. Cut or shred enough newspaper into strips to fill the bin 2/3 full.
    3. Spritz the newspaper with water until every piece is damp.
  4. Add about a pound of worms. (vermicomposting supplies)
  5. Add 1 or 2 inches of dry newspaper bedding on top of the moist bedding.
  6. Add one pound of food scraps every 5 to 7 days.* Mix the dry bedding (which is now moist) into the other bedding, push aside the bedding to form a pocket large enough to contain the food, deposit the food and recover it with the moist bedding.
  7. Add 1 to 2 inches of dry newspaper bedding on top of the moist bedding.

*NOTE: Start out with only 1/2 pound of food scraps for the first 2 to 4 weeks while the worms get used to their new home.