Making a Worm Farm
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
At Dragonfly's Early Learning, we are big fans of vermicomposting.
Vermicompost is the process of using various species of worms to create a mixture of decomposting vegetables or food waste, bedding materials, and worm castings. Worm castings conserve moisture and improve soil conditions in the garden
The Junior Kindy children loved building their very own worm farm. An easy way for the children to compost with worms, is to install a worm bucket right in your garden bed. The worms then do their composting work right in your vegetable garden bed.
It is fun for the children to watch apple cores, vegetable scraps and coffee grounds turn into amazing, nutrient-rich vermicompost.
A prepared bucket is placed in the garden, sinking the bottom quarter of it down into the soil. The children then begin to fill the bucket with kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, tea bags, crumbled egg shells -- anything you'd add to a traditional worm bin. Put the lid on, and you're done. The worms can then begin to do their work.
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