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Photo by Heather Walkinshaw

Worm farm/ Compost Bin


Wigram Primary School is excited to introduce to you our Worm Farm and Compost Bin. Over the past term the Garden club, Eco club and Mr Rob worked hard to build and create our very own worm farm. We used recyclable materials to build the Worm Farm/ Compost Bin and we had lots of fun making it.

By Tayla H and Tyler B

The children and Mr Rob had to get the recycled wood, measure and then cut it. (With Mr Robs supervision). We used levellers to make sure the wood was balanced then we drilled the wood to make the outline of the bins. We also painted them to make the bins waterproof.

Why did Wigram School build a Worm Farm/ Compost Bin?

We wanted to cut back on our waste and to stop food going into the landfill (as it takes much longer for food to decompose). We also want to have a good and healthy garden. Our worm farm will produce worm tea (worm pee) which is good for the garden because it helps veggies grow. Our compost bin will produce next year's soil from the breaking down of all the weeds, and plants that we mix with the cardboard. (N-nitrogen, P-phosphorus, K -potassium) is a byproduct of this, which helps our plants grow.

Make sure to check out our wonderful garden area, next time you visit Wigram Primary School.

What goes into the worm farm

  • Egg shells

  • Old coffee grounds and tea leaves

  • Fruit and veggies

  • News paper and paper towels

  • Hair clippings

  • Vacuum dust

What does not go into the worm farm

  • Citrus foods

  • Tomatoes

  • Dairy foods

  • Greasy foods

  • Bread and pasta

  • Fish and meat

  • Garden waste