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"Bin" Composting?



"Bin" Composting?
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    compost, reused, scraps, series, leftover, speed, dying, understand, between, quickly, enough, different, pile, waste, shovel, attract
     content words:    Grandma Susie


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"Bin" Composting?
By Beth A. Beutler
  

1     Grandma Susie has a compost bin. She throws all sorts of scraps in it. The chickens think it is for them. They like to peck at it!
 
2     I asked Grandma what a compost bin is for. She said it makes dirt to help her plants and garden. At first, I did not understand.
 
3     Grandma Susie explained. "Over time, my leftover vegetables, pieces of plants, grass clippings, and egg shells break down into new dirt. The dirt contains nutrients that help other plants grow. I mix the finished dirt into my plants and garden. It's a way to recycle."

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