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Kids learn stewardship through worm composting

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Community members and local kids from left, Madasyn Miller, Elliott Harrison, Sally Ough, Casey Culwell and Richard Huntley dig for worms Tuesday morning in the Rose Room in City Hall during a worm composting workshop hosted by the city of Auburn and the Healthy Auburn Waters Program. Master Gardeners Kathy Netto, Richard Huntley and Barbara Bumgarner taught the workshop to 13 children. Megan Siren, administrative analyst and transit manager for the city of Auburn, said the goal of the workshop was to teach kids the importance of protecting local waterways. “The city of Auburn wants to teach our children they have an important role to play in keeping our creeks and rivers healthy,” Siren said. “Worm composting is a fun way to teach good environmental stewardship while having fun in the process.” Auburn mother Suzanna Johnson said she enjoyed the workshop. “The worm composting workshop for kids was hands-on, informative and a great opportunity for kids to learn about the importance of composting,” Johnson said. ~Bridget Jones