In villages in Assam, kids are learning how to make vermicompost from locally-available materials like cow manure, leaves and weeds. The project has been initiated by Prakriti-Save Nature, an NGO based in the town of Jorhat. Students are shown how to make vermicompost at school. Each student fills an empty, recycled styrofoam box with partially-decomposed materials and a handful of earthworms. The castings produced by the earthworms are a great, low-cost source of natural fertilizer. Many of the kids have encouraged their parents to get involved in the project, and some families are now earning additional income by selling the finished vermicompost!
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