So, some people have asked about how the composting is done. Here are some pictures of how I did id. This no doubt isn't the only way.
Before we start, here is the finished deal:
Three drawers for composting, one as a catch basin. I just happened to have plastic Ikea drawers lying around, maybe you have something else that will work as well. Basically, the top drawer is always the 'active' drawer that you put things in. When it is full, move it down and put an empty drawer in the top slot. By the time you fill three drawers, the first will be ready for dumping in the garden (depending on the rate you produce compost).
The top three drawers need a drainage mechanism:
However, since plastic doesn't do the biodegrading part so well, you'll want to be careful to get all the plastic bits shaved out of there:
You can add almost all organic matter, no meat, no dairy. Eggshells, paper towels vegetable scraps, biodegradable packing peanuts, old bread (rip it apart though), apple cores - all work great. And start it off with 5 lbs of potting soil to give the worms some grist for digestion:
Add some worms - red wrigglers are ideal:
Get fruit flies.
Get Fruitfly traps:
Now, if you can do all this outside - do that. This is a system designed for indoors, because I live in Brooklyn and there is no outdoors area that is suitable. I do keep it isolated to a room, where I also have the planters for the garden and the beer brewing setup. So, thats nice anyway.
But yes, its pretty simple, just leveraging how nature works anyway. Closes the loop some.