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Science Middle School

Industrial Scale Composting

Students in Bellingham, Washington, pushed to introduce composting programs at their high schools and these programs proved successful. This public radio story also gives an insider's view of industrial scale composting from multiple perspectives. It follows food from the school cafeteria to the compost site where it is transformed by microorganisms and eventually to home gardens and nurseries where compost is applied as fertilizer and mulch.

Life Science Ecosystems Energy Physical Science Ecology

Story Length: 4:43

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RadioActive Youth Media, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 01/15/2015

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