Students use worms for composting
Want to find a way to get rid of kitchen scraps and create amazing fertilizer for your garden?
Follow the lead of 12 classes at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary school in Richmond Hill.
After a visit from Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters, they've assembled vermicomposting bins, composting bins with red wiggler worms in them.
The worms devour kitchen scraps such as egg shells, banana peels and coffee grounds and create fertilizer.
While some may object to the idea, of worms indoors, the bins emit no odour and fruit flies can be kept at bay if the worm bin is properly maintained.
By rinsing kitchen scraps before you feed the worms, you can get rid of fruit fly eggs to ensure your bin stays healthy.
Using worm bins to get rid of lunchtime food scraps, the children at St. Joseph can not only decrease the garbage going to landfill, they learn about photosynthesis, since each worm bin is its own ecosystem.
Want to know more?
Check out yorkregion.com for a video of how to assemble a worm bin and go to www.cathyscomposters.com to find out how to get supplies.
Back to Articles