This is a 40-slide Power Point presentation on the basic science and environmental benefits of backyard composting with some great visual images and photographs on every slide by Bill Fouks and Anne Ludvik with Carver County Environmental Services.
You can view a short YouTube video on vermiculture (worm composting) by the Recycling Association of Minnesota. Vermiculture can be a good option for those who live in a small space or would like to compost indoors.
This curriculum was developed as part of the Victory Neighborhood project for Heidi Begin's second grade class at Loring Elementary. Created by Carmen Borgerding, (mother Heidi Begin) the curriculum included an illustrated booklet on all types of worms, a vermicomposting game, and a family survey on composting.