Worm Composting is AWESOME

Luscious Worms for worm composting

Luscious Worms for worm composting

That’s it. It’s simple. Everyone should have one of these babies in their HOUSE. And yes…that’s what I said…Worm Composting…IN YOUR HOUSE.

But why…?

Because it turns your waste into gold. Because you can take food scraps (the stuff you throw in the garbage because you’re too lazy to go to the OUTDOOR COMPOST) and turn it into high quality plant food…using…worms.

The lowly worm = garden magic

The lowly worm = garden magic

It turns out…it’s pretty easy to do. You give these red worms what they need (a vegetarian diet, moist bedding) and they give the BEST POOP OVER! You’re garden will be eternally grateful – even if it’s just some herbs in a window.

My kids and I took a trip to one of our favourites spots last week – The Local Community Food Centre – to attend a Worm Composting Workshop. And it was super cool. They got to dig around for fat, moist worms; drill holes in their worm compost buckets all by themselves; hang out in the greenhouse – bonus!

Drilling the worms new home with breathing and drain holes

Drilling the worms new home with breathing and drain holes

Preparing the Worm Bed with the goods (scraps)

Preparing the Worm Bed with the goods (scraps)

Worms like it WET - so spraying water is essential

Worms like it WET – so spraying water is essential

As a family we love this place. We attended the Grand Opening last year (oh it’s come so far) and participated in the Do The Math Challenge. My son was a part of an Shovel & Pail program there (I wrote a blog about it). And I often film my LUNCHBOX KITCHEN SERIES there.

Liz Mountain is the Garden & Food Skills Coordinator and she is so WONDERFUL. I’ve seen her wrangle many a kidlet and she stays completely calm and is packed with knowledge. Thank you Liz, for all you do!

Liz, the worm composting master :)

Liz, the worm composting master 🙂

Worms are so cute. I can’t wait to put their hard work to good use. 

LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN: There will be a Worm Composting Workshop (run by The Local CFC) as part of the Savour Stratford Culinary Festival KIDS’ TENT this year. Come on out!

Here’s a mighty list of all the good things Worm Composting brings: WORM COMPOST BENEFITS

Our friend, Miles, a worm bin helper

Our friend, Miles, a worm bin helper

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