Making our own wormeries

Tim and Liz from ‘Ormiston Grows’ visited the school to show us how to make our own wormeries. 

First you need a plastic bottle. Fill it with a layer of stones.

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Shredded paper makes a good layer of warm bedding.

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Add a small supply of food: tea bags, banana skins, vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, are all good. Then place a layers of good compost soil.

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Add lots of wriggly worms!

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Finish off with a layer of dried grass and seal the top of the container.

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Everybody worked together in their school home teams to make their own wormery. 

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It took very little time to make a wormery. 

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We gave their new homes name labels and found cool and dry places to keep them safe. Tim told us that every now and again we need to add a couple of teaspoons of water to keep the wormery moist. 

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