Live in a teeny apartment but wish you could compost? You can! All you need is some compost worms (red wrigglers aka eisenia foetida), some newspaper, and a plastic storage tub with some holes punched in it. There’s a whole book about it here and the wikipedia article is pretty good too. You can order worms online or find a source locally – in NYC I know you can get them from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the ecology center stalls at the Brooklyn and Union Square farmers’ markets.
And, um, if you want to knit your own squiggly friends, the pattern’s almost done! Mama worm, worm egg, baby worms all in one! Food scraps and casings not included.