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How To Best Prepare Your Compost

Julietta Watson
Using worms as a product of decomposition, vermicomposting is when organic material is converted into vermin-compost.

January is a great time to make your gardening plans for spring, but if you’re not averse to having a box of worms in your house, there’s something beneficial you could be doing right now. On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with guests about vermicomposting, and gets some other composting tips and tricks.


  • Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens in Ames
  • Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University


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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River