This You Should Know: How worms turn food waste into fertilizer

Jan 30, 2019

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At Gary Michalek’s house, food scraps don’t go into the trash can. Kitchen waste goes into the worm bin. The master gardener from Benzie County does vermicomposting – a technique that uses earthworms to recycle food scraps into nutrient-rich humus. Michalek says the recycled soil is like fertilizer on steroids.

 

 


Gary Michalek is a master gardener who lives in Benzie County.
Credit Photo courtesy of Gary Michalek

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