Worm Farm

Madison found a worm on the path. She showed all of the children and then we discussed what we should do with it. Miss Bernie suggested we put it into our vegie garden because worms are very good for the soil and they will help our plants grow. Madison decided this was a good idea and put it onto the dirt and we watched it slowly disappear.


We discussed the idea of getting a worm farm at the centre. Bernadette then talked with Tjala’s mum Nicole who owns “Nutrigold Worm farm” which does all things worm. We then decided yes and made a date to start our worm farm.


Before we set up our worm farm we talked with the children about what we were going to get and read the book ‘Worms the mechanics of organics’ this educated the children on what worms can and cannot eat and also what they do. How we can use their poo and wee to help our garden.



Next we introduced green buckets to the children they are our worm food buckets. The buckets go onto the tables while the children are eating and they put any scraps that the worms CAN eat into them to use and feed the worms in the afternoon. When Miss Bernie introduced the bucket the children had a good knowledge already about what they can put into the buckets and what they shouldn’t from reading the worm’s book.


On Friday the 10th of May we got our worm farm. Summer and Zoe were very excited all afternoon helping to pack all of the toys away so we were ready for when Nicole came. Nicole talked with the children about what the worms do and where to put our food scraps and look after our farm. The children even all had a turn finding and holding the worms.


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