The Prep worm farm is thriving. The juicy worms are loving the healthy food scraps that we are feeding them. We fill empty milk containers with diluted organic fertiliser produced by our worms.
Worm farming allows us to recycle our food scraps and significantly reduce the amount of organic waste we send to landfill as part of our everyday rubbish. By reducing organic waste to landfill we can reduce the potential for landfills to create liquid 'leachate' which can pollute our streams, oceans and underground water, as well as reducing the production of methane gas.
A worm farm produces vermicast, a soil-like material, and a 'juice' (our wee-tea) both of which are nutrient rich and ideal natural fertilisers to improve the health of the plants in your garden.
Establishing and maintaining a worm farm is great fun, and an excellent way to educate children about our natural world, while touching on a myriad of topics including maths, spelling, art, biology and soil chemistry.
In addition, managing a worm farm provides children with a sense of responsibility both for their own actions and the world we live in.