Composting with Red Wiggler Worms

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2010: $400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2013
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:
Julie Ahern
Andrew Cooke Magnet School

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Soil Management: composting


    We had our 4th graders work with the worms. They collected food and spread it in the bins. We studied the parts of the worm and how they work, helping the soil while decomposing the compost, another area of our learning.

    Project objectives:

    The students are now familiar with the parts of a worm and its importance to our soil.

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