Yesterday at Weemes, Garden Ranger Traci, Garden Intern Sam, and their composting comrade Tim, introduced students to vermicomposting! First, students drilled holes in the worm bin to provide air and drainage for the worms’ new home. Next, they tore pieces of newspaper and dipped them into water to give the worms comfy and moist bedding. Worms enjoy a cool, moist environment so they can crawl and absorb oxygen freely. Third, students gently placed the worms, along with some finished compost in the bin. And lastly, students fed the worms fruit scraps from the fruit salad that they prepared! A final layer of moist bedding was added on top of the scraps too.
Have a good weekend everybody!