clearly written online fact sheet on vermicomposting cafeteria
food waste that describes the basic issues that are involved and
a 10 step process for creating a vermicomposting system (including
building the worm bin) that includes a troubleshoot guide. Brief
examples of several school based vermin-composting programs are
is another online guide to vermicomposting that covers all the
issues from how to get started through care and maintenance of
the worm population to using the finished compost. Listings of
California based suppliers of worms and bins are provided. There
are also links to vermicomposting curriculum and school case studies
that can be downloaded as PDF documents.
Public Schools (OR)
the Worm Turns
page, which is part of the Portland Public Schools web site, describes
their ongoing vermicomposting program including which schools currently
have ongoing vermicomposting projects along with brief tips on
how other schools can get involved.
Contra Costa County (CA)
is a brief guide to establishing a worm composting school program
that is part of the West Contra County Integrated Waste Management
Authority's RecycleMore web site. Topics covered include worm composting
basics, the type of worms and worm bins that are suitable for vermicomposting,
worm care fundamentals and harvesting and using finished vermicompost.
A listing of local worm suppliers is provided.