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By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

Vermicomposting is black gold for gardeners and growers


February 24, 2016

WORLAND – A well-attended presentation at Saturday morning’s WESTI Ag Days was the session on vermicomposting.

Turning trash into treasure is what Mae Smith; Northwest Area Rangeland Resources Educator at University of Wyoming Extension calls it.

Vermicomposting is using worms to create a nutritious soil for planting and growing vegetables, Smith said, adding that the purpose of composting is to break matter down and use as soil.

Smith said “black gold” composting is easy and all you need is a container, newspaper bedding, water, worms and your kitchen scraps, as long as they’re...

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