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Worming Your Way Into Composting

There's a whole subculture to composting when you enlist worms -- usually red worms -- to do your dirty work.Worm composting, also known as vermiculture, turns garbage into a rich, dark earth-smelling soil conditioner, which you can use to help your lawn, your flowers or your vegetable garden.Worm composting doesn't just help you, but also the environment. The City of Vancouver in Canada publishes the Urban Agricultural Notes and supplies residents with worm bins and has a hot-line you can call to find out where to buy worms. Spokane, Washington posts information on worm composting to encourage its residents to give it a try. Not to be out done, the state of California has an animated, interactive game that teaches the basics of vermicomposting and its benefits (see The Adventures of Vermi the Worm).To get started you need worms, a container and "bedding."

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Also, Solana Center is selling compost bins for cheap to San Diego residents: