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Local group turns trash into soil

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A local group is taking trash that would end up a landfill and recycling it into soil.

Hillview Urban Agriculture Center is doing it through earth worms.

It's called Vermigold.

Compost from green waste like lettuce, vegetables and other greens is broken down by worms.

The casting that the worms leave behind creates a fertilizer.

Saturday kids got to take a closer look at the process and even got to play with the worms.

As for the gardeners, they benefit from what the worms leave behind.

"It's excellent for the plants. There's no chemicals involved in it. It's all natural, organic," Joe Klinge, Vermicompost coordinator said.

Klinge said he hopes to help kids understand the process of recycling and how it benefits both gardeners and the earth.

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