Yesterday we built our own wormery to compost our food and garden waste, we already have compost bins full of donkey muck that breaks down into amazing bedding compost but it take a long time, a wormery is a great way to create compost quickly and of high quality as the worms constantly eat and move the waste around. As the worms move to the bottom of the wormery we can take out a layer of compost and replace it with more waste creating a constant supply.
The worms also produce a nutrient rich liquid that we can collect from a tap at the bottom of the wormery, and use it as plant food when diluted with water.
We have used special worms called ‘tiger’ worms, they are also known as ‘brandling’ worms. These worms differ from earthworms as they live on top of leaf litter not below it.
We have set up collection boxes around school, especially in the teachers staff room, we should get loads of tea bags and coffee grounds from there!