Rhonda Sherman, an extension specialist at N.C. State University, holds a handful of worms from a worm bin in her two-acre Compost Learning Lab at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Vermicomposting is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to help stabilize active organic materials and convert them to a valuable soil amendment and source of plant nutrients.
Rhonda Sherman, an extension specialist at N.C. State University, holds a handful of worms from a worm bin in her two-acre Compost Learning Lab at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Vermicomposting is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to help stabilize active organic materials and convert them to a valuable soil amendment and source of plant nutrients. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
Rhonda Sherman, an extension specialist at N.C. State University, holds a handful of worms from a worm bin in her two-acre Compost Learning Lab at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Vermicomposting is a process that relies on earthworms and microorganisms to help stabilize active organic materials and convert them to a valuable soil amendment and source of plant nutrients. Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com

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