11 thoughts on “My TALON talk

  1. Hi Kira!

    Your Talon Talk was so pleasant to listen to! It is so well rehearsed and super informative. It’s very smooth and structured really well 🙂 From your talk I learned about decomposition at an atomic level–anaerobic and aerobic–and what bugs do in decomposition. I also enjoyed watching the time-lapse video of the red worms because it was something I don’t normally get to see!

    My question for you is what happens if something that’s not organic is put in the compost bin–will the worms also try to decompose plastic for instance??

    From Anita

    1. Thank you Anita! I’m glad you liked it and you could learn something.
      In response to your question, if something like plastic is thrown into a compost bin, worms won’t try to eat it because all they know is how to eat organic matter.

      1. Okay cool Kira! So does that mean it’s not too harmful to anybody if I accidentally left some wrapper on my mouldy sandwich for example.


  2. Hi, Kira thanks for the really interesting TALONSTalk! I thought you did a really good job explaining all the aspects of your question in a way that was easy for people who haven’t studied it to understand. I was wondering if there are certain types of food waste that are better for the different kinds of composting? Would one type of food be better for vermicomposting than another?

    1. There is no real “right kind” of food to compost. As long as it is food/plant waste, it won’t make a difference to the process. I would imagine that softer foods like banana might be decomposed of more quickly, but it will all be decomposed of in the end.

  3. Hey Kira! Great Talon Talk. It was very well presented and sounded like you had a great passion for this topic! I was wondering what type of composting you personally think is the best to use and what about it makes it better. Great job! Thanks.

    1. I think it would depend on what I was doing, but at the moment I would use Vermicomposting because it is a quicker process and I don’t have that much household waste. It would also be more sustainable because worms can live for 3-5 years!

  4. Hi Kira, your presentation was very well done! The pictures and video link you included were very helpful. It was cool how you compared regular composting and vermicomposting. A question I have for you is do different things decompose faster that others while using the same form of decomposition? If so, why?

    1. Hi Makenna! I’m glad you liked it.
      So for example, if you are composting using the regular method, things like strawberries, potatoes, apples, will decompose faster. Anything with thinner skin on the outside will be a quicker process, because the thinner the skin, the more bacteria can get in and break it down.

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