RAVENSWOOD MANOR — Vermicomposting — it's a big word for a simple process.
Here's how it works: You feed food scraps and other household garbage to a bin full of worms. They eat it, and the "waste" they "excrete" — technically referred to as "castings" — can be used to enrich your garden's soil. As an added bonus, less trash winds up in landfills.
Getting started (and past the concept of "worm poop") is typically the biggest hurdle for newcomers to composting, which is why Peterson Garden Project is hosting a two-hour worm bin building workshop, 2-4 p.m., Saturday at the organization's Learning Center, 4642 N. Francisco Ave.