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Wonder of Worms - Gardening Australia

In Australia, over half of the household material that end up at the tip is organic waste, and when it is buried can lead to groundwater contamination and the production of greenhouse gases. This practice is environmentally unsound and also wasteful because through natural processes this organic matter can safely and easily be converted into useful soil-building humus. 

One of the best ways gardeners can break down organic matter is to use composting worms to convert food scraps into nutrient-rich, pH neutral worm castings, which produce a high quality soil conditioner. A convenient container in which to do this is an old bathtub, but almost any sturdy, waterproof container can be used. Worms are the most willing workers that can be found in the garden...