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Vermi ppt

  1. 1. Vermicomposting<br />By Ashley Haas<br />
  2. 2. What is Vermicomposting?<br /><ul><li>Composting with “vermi”
  3. 3. Worms break down organic material and turn it into a usable form of compost
  4. 4. This compost is extremely high in nutrients. </li></li></ul><li>Worms<br /><ul><li>Eisenia foetida</li></li></ul><li>Castings<br />Buncha Crunch<br />
  5. 5. Why Vermicompost?<br /><ul><li>Produces compost that can be used in gardens/houseplants
  6. 6. Breaks down yard debris (sticks, leaves, grass clippings)
  7. 7. Breaks down un-eaten food
  8. 8. Great for the environment</li></ul>Compared to ordinary soil, vermicompost has : 5x more Nitrogen<br /> 7x more Phosphorus<br /> 1.5x more Calcium<br /> 11x more Potassium<br /> 3x more Magnesium <br />
  9. 9. Where to Compost?<br /><ul><li>Can be done inside or outside
  10. 10. Little to no smell emitted as long as the box is maintained
  11. 11. Can be a large or small container</li></li></ul><li>Setting Up A Bin<br />Directions:<br />Drill holes in Tupperware box for drainage and ventilation<br />Shred newspaper into 1 inch strips.<br />Add newspaper into box along with soil/peat moss<br />Spray Bin<br />Add Worms(1000 worms=1lb of worms)<br />You will need:<br /><ul><li>Tupperware Bin
  12. 12. Newspaper
  13. 13. Peat moss/soil
  14. 14. Spray bottle
  15. 15. Worms</li></li></ul><li>My Experiment<br />My Experiment<br />
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  17. 17. Potting soil<br />Miracle Grow<br />Vermi<br />
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  22. 22. Vermicompost Bins In College Dormitories <br /><ul><li>Small bins that can fit easily under a desk or outside in a common area
  23. 23. Will emit little to no smell if maintained
  24. 24. Will decrease the amount of food and paper thrown away.
  25. 25. Compost can be collected every few months and added to college gardens/greenhouses
  26. 26. Students and school will be more sustainable
  27. 27. The school can offer an informative seminar where bins will be handed out</li></ul>and students will learn how to construct and maintain their bin. Then worms can <br />be handed out. <br />

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