Vermiculture! Worm Bin On Its Way.

Lotts Creek is starting to experiment with vermiculture. We are currently working on a worm bin. I have been saving compostable materials in my fridge to feed our soon to be worms (or our compost pile depending on how long our worm bin takes). We have a very large box that will be separated into two sections for ease of harvesting compost. We will be using newspaper as the bedding and doing a combination of purchasing and collecting worms for the bin. Worm collection will be attempted by leaving a big sheet of wet cardboard out on the lawn, which will attract worms or so I’m told. Then we will catch them. It should be a fun experiment at least! Vermiculture will allow us to process smaller amounts of ¬†food waste at a fast rate. We intend to use our worm box as ¬†teaching tool for the community. We will also try our hands at traditional composting soon, using the some of the food waste from our school kitchen.

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  1. denipeterson

    For best success order a pound of red wiggler worms from a worm farm website; I use Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm. Worms are expensive but you won’t be disappointed. Red Wigglers do a great job eating compost; much better than night crawlers! They like warm temperatures and reproduce really fast. Good Luck with your experiment!

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