We’ve hired some assistants to help with Jemicy’s composting: red wigglers! As their name suggests, these worms are quite active, a trait that enables them to quickly break down compostable food waste into nutrient-rich soil for our gardens. We currently have two worm farms in operation: in Liz’s M Group homeroom, and in Emily’s science room.
Each of these indoor habitats is able to handle a small amount of compost daily, and we hope to transfer growing worm cultures to our outdoor compost bins very soon. Not only do these worms help us with composting; they are also a window into the unique life cycle of creatures we rarely see aboveground.