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"SAVE THE WORLD" WORM BINS
(A SCHOOL GARDENS FOR HEALTH PROJECT)

We are a pediatrician-staffed  medical non-profit organization, and our goal is to implement the very best scientific evidence to "save the most lives and prevent the most suffering." So what does that have to do with worm bins???

 

This crisis recently resulted in the second ever UN General Assembly on Health in its 67 year history. The Director General of the WHO has labeled this the "Slow Motion Disaster" and  reports that “In the absence of urgent action, the rising financial and economic costs of these diseases will reach levels that are beyond the coping capacity of even the wealthiest countries in the world."


The WHO and UN  also report ("Livestock's Long Shadow" and others) that the world's increased consumption of meat is unsustainable and contributes significantly to the millions of deaths due to under-nutrition. Growing animals raised for slaughter consumes far more resources (land, water, fertilizer, fuel, antibiotics) and creates much more environmental pollution than growing food crops. This also results in the world's poor being increasingly unable to afford food of any kind. The CDC reports that antibiotic use in factory farms also results in increasing deaths from infections resistant to multiple antibiotics. 

So in addition to the critical health benefits, a plant-based diet is a very important way to empower families and children to help the world's poor and the environment as well. 

 

Though "Save the World Worm Bins" is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek concept, our health and financial "Slow Motion Disaster" is very real, and with your help, it is absolutely preventable.  In addition to their numerous recycling, environmental, educational and other benefits, worm bin projects are the best way we have found to rekindle the interest in school, family and community gardens.  They can also be a whole lot of fun. 

 

Current U.S. and WHO scientific evidence-based guidelines report that a healthy plant-based diet can save many more lives and prevent much more suffering than all of our doctors and nurses, hospitals and clinics, and drugs and surgeries combined.  Recent scientific studies also report that school-based gardens are one of the very best ways to return children to healthy plant-based eating habits 


So teachers truly can save many more lives and prevent much more suffering than doctors. And as demonstrated on page 1, it can also be Simple, EASY, Interesting & Fun!


To receive a FREE 15 gallon worm bin with red wigglers for your San Diego elementary school recycling or garden project please contact: arnoldgorske@gmail.com
(This service is currently available for San Diego city elementary schools only.  Supplies are limited, so must be on a "first-come first-served" basis, and only one per school.  However making the bins is easy and is a great project for one of your community volunteers [see page 2. Creating Your Own Worm Bin].  Children and families often want bins of their own, so they are also great for school fund-raising raffles!)

School Gardens for Health Project
Standards of Excellence in Healthcare Missions (SOEHM) 
California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation C3211932
464 W Laurel St.
San Diego, CA 92101