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Plants: Gardens: Wig L. Worm Composting Garden

For our younger visitors, you'll find Wig L. Worm's Composting Garden in the Children's Zoo. This not only gives our young guests and their parents a hands-on demonstration of how to compost and recycle, it also teaches how these activities conserve the environment by preventing soil erosion, reducing waste in landfills, eliminating reliance on toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and recycling green waste the way Mother Nature intended. And if anyone is skeptical about whether these techniques are realistic for large-scale gardening, they have only to look around. All of these techniques are practiced by our Horticulture Department.