In the Spring of 2020, I decided – or was forced because restaurants were closed – to cook more. I quickly became irritated by all the food waste so I bought a vermicomposting (worm) bin and adopted 250 red wigglers. Since then my worm friends have helped me reduce the amount of food waste I throw away and get rid of my paper recycling. In turn, they have created nutrient-rich compost for my houseplants.
However, this is just one way to compost, and if you’re like many of my coworkers (they know who they are) who believe worms are gross and capable of hatching an escape plan then this form of composting may not be for you. Luckily, we have many books available to learn more about various ways you can compost!