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Now make your own wormery

Kenny Hood showing the pupils from RGC how to handle the Tiger worms.
Kenny Hood showing the pupils how to handle the worms.

Take a look and see how you too can make your own mini composter and make a little difference in saving resources. This activity is in accordance with RGC’s school eco-code, “Don’t throw your world away”.

Watch the video below and download the instruction sheets to learn how to make a wormery.

 

PDF file: 'Make Your Own Wormery' instruction sheets (1 MB)

After your wormery is settled in, why don’t you then add some seeds such as cress, beans etc? Have fun experimenting, and remember, all the old shoots and root material will add to the organic matter in your composter. You should not have to add much water as there should be enough recycled from the old lettuce etc.

Care: Do not add citrus fruits... the wrigglers hate them!

Please contact info@hutton.ac.uk for further information.

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