I'm not so sure about bringing a case of worms to the office.
However, if it's good enough for Gail Everett and the City of Richland, I'm game.
And I'll it will serve as a test to see just how thoughtful my fellow employees at the Herald are.
Last month, I visited Gail — Richland's environmental education coordinator — at city hall to talk about getting a compost bin started at Herald headquarters.
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Lo and behold, she's not the only one working in her small office. There are a bunch of happy worms dining on her discards of fruit.
With that inspiration, I'll launch composting efforts at the Herald later this month. I need to acquire a suitable bin, then start creating a new home for some worms. Then, I believe Gail will be adopting out some of her "co-workers" for me to take to the Herald.
Ironically, these worms love newsprint. (Recycle your favorite newspaper joke here.)
-- Eric Degerman is the Herald's online managing editor who makes regular trips each year from Richland to Clayton-Ward in Kennewick so that he can exchange his household recyclables for money to buy beverages produced from Columbia Valley grapes and hops.