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Carlisle students go green with worm farms

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Students at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle are taking steps to learn more about going green through worm farms.

Environment experts and school teachers have been teaching 7th graders about the proper way to dispose of food waste. 

Students were given 20 worms and were responsible for building and maintaining worm farms for four weeks. They turned food scraps into edible material for worms to eat, and they also monitored egg production and hatchlings.

Brianna Murray is a 7th grader, and she says worm waste makes your garden healthier and the soil richer.

Grace Heicher of the U.S. Green Building Council says it's vital that young people understand the importance of proper food disposal.  "With seven billion people on the planet," said Heicher, "it's really important that they learn today."

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