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Composting for kids


Composting for Kids

Talk about a science experiment in a box. Composting is about as useful as science experiments get, nourishing the garden and saving landfill space. So turn off that "what will the neighbors think" voice nagging in your head, and check out these sites that explain it all in kid-friendly terms.

Slideshow how-to on composting. Each page is short and to the point. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/sustainable/slidesets/kidscompost/cover.html

Short article on why you'd want to compost: http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et0498/et0498s10.html

More detailed, adult level article about getting started: http://www.kidsgardening.com/Dig/DigDetail.taf?ID=1152&Type=Art

Kid-friendly advice on starting a worm-composting bin: http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/worm/pg000224.html

Adult-level article on worm composting, complete with where-to-buy resources: http://www.windowbox.com/cgi-bin/experts/DisplayArticle.asp?TopicID=18&ArticleID=199




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