By Karina Kinik
Mealtimes are a chance to provide nutritious food not only for your family but also your yard or garden. Instead of tossing veggie peels, eggshells, and coffee grounds in the trash, have your children put them an indoor or outdoor compost bin, which when properly maintained produces nutrient-rich and (even more important) odorless fertilizer. Learn what's safe to compost and how to make your own bin at the EPA's composting guide and You Grow Girl. Do your kids love creepy-crawlies? Try vermicomposting, in which hungry worms accelerate the fertilizing process, and let them feed the red wrigglers.
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