Composting is the process of recycling food and using the food as fertilizer to help new plants grow.
Worms are very helpful in the process of breaking down food. Worms and other organisms like to eat what you don't. Things like orange peels, the crusts of your PB & J, and even egg shells are delicious for worms.
They take things that were once in the ground and help them decay back into the dirt. As the worms break down the old food, they release the nutrients that are still inside the food.
Composting is the process of making this new, nutritious soil. Giving the food that you do not eat back to the worms and then back into the ground means that you create less garbage and help new plants to grow.
Composting can be done in your own kitchen or in the kitchens at your schools.
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