Calvert – Worm Race
Hello Garden Friends,
This week, we talked about decomposition with the 5th graders. To help explain the importance of decomposition in the garden, I brought them some red wiggler worms from the b
ait shop, old newspapers, and my kitchen food waste scraps.
After explaining how worms take the food waste and transform the nutrients back into soil, we played a relay race to help establish a new worm colony inside a broken refrigerator by way of a compost relay race.
Step one: shed the newspaper. Step two: wet the news paper and ring it out. Step three: place the newspaper in the composter. Step four: gently move some worms on top of the bedding. Step five: add some food waste then hurry back to tag your next-in-line-teammate.
Such excitement over composting!
Until next time,
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