Wiggly Worms | Juan Cabrillo

“Grandpa, do your plants like to eat vegetable peelings?”

From this video, the Kindergartners at Juan Cabrillo learned from Peppa Pig what goes in the compost (fruit and vegetable peelings), what a compost bin is (it holds the peelings), what happens to the things that go in it (it turns into earth, called compost) and who lives in the pile (wiggly worms!). What fun we had and how sad we all were to leave the garden! But it was a good thing we didn’t learn too long, as the strong winds blew in the rain during the final class!

Students writing sentences in their class notebooks about composting.

Examining the wiggly wormies in the worm bin

This student wrote “I learned if you put things that are dead in compost and put it on your plants, the plants will grow.” Spot on, kid!

Some students made impressions with leaves in their notebooks…


Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.