California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

The Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers

This guide explores vermicomposting--the practice of using worms to transform food waste into a nutrient-rich finished product called vermicompost. In a school setting, vermicomposting can set the stage for a variety of fun, interdisciplinary activities.

Vermicomposting can utilize school cafeteria waste for the worm bin, provide a variety of interesting experiments while maintaining the bin in the classroom, and can culminate in a school or classroom garden using the finished product.

To receive a free hard copy of The Worm Guide, call (916) 341-6769, or you can download it here. Classroom activities from our previous publication are still available.

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Last updated: March 1, 2017
Office of Education and the Environment
Contact: (916) 341-6769