Composting with Red Wiggler Worms
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.
While we haven’t gotten to demonstrations or field days, we will have worm release days in our gardens in the future. This year, we let the worms in the inground bed of our greenhouse.
WORK PLAN FOR 2012
We plan to expand the fourth grade roll to make them a bit more active in the food collection process in addition to keeping them in their classrooms (perhaps). We plan on the outdoor release ceremonies next spring, as well as perhaps, a worm study “project.”