January 13, 2015
The Nebraska Farmers Union has come up with a new twist -- let's call it a wiggle -- to recycle school cafeteria food scraps.
Jeremiah Picard, with the Lincoln-based organization, wants to turn the discarded waste into a useful compost product with a commercial worm farm. The process is called vermiculture.
The goals are to help reduce the amount of waste that goes to the city landfill, create a natural soil-enhancing product that can be used in community and school gardens, and give students a chance to learn about the benefits of composting.