Worm Poop!

We put the finishing touches on our new flower bed at Glassel Park Elementary last week. We hooked up the irrigation, sowed seeds and most importantly… added fertility to the soil with our very own worm castings!

It is a universal truth that all children love worms. My special needs garden club is no different. I had them sift our worm bin, carefully separating undigested organic matter and worms from their castings. It is a tedious job but the joy of discovery when a worm is plucked from the castings was well worth the labor. The students were stoked to see how the worms had multiplied in our little bin, and any chance they have to get their hands dirty and hold a worm, or 9, is a great day in the garden,

Michelle Alger-Mintie

Michelle Alger-Mintie is an urban farmer and garden educator. She grew up in Los Angeles County and studied Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. For the past 5 years she has worked on farms, in food distribution, in greenhouses, with special needs students and as a non profit program coordinator; all the time striving to make LA healthier, greener, better. She also currently works as a private edible gardener and makes vegetables beds out of pallets in her free time. To engage her services, send an email to malgermintie@gmail.com.