Looking for an extra-rich fertilizer to help your garden grow — and a fun excuse to let your kids play with nightcrawlers? Try vermicomposting, or composting with worms.
When worms eat leftover kitchen scraps, their poop mixes with soil to create a nutritional feast for plants. And unlike with traditional composting, you never need to turn the pile; the worms take care of that themselves. All you have to do is build the critters a habitat.
At a recent workshop at Gardener's Supply in Williston, Vermont naturalist Mike Ather, of the website Backyard Wilderness, showed families how to compost with worms. Here's what he recommended.
The Lake Champlain Waldorf School offers a dynamic pre-K through 12th grade curriculum, integrating academics, arts, music, athletics and environmental stewardship. Waldorf education is the fastest-growing independent school movement in the world, and it provides a rich and in-depth learning experience that nurtures the whole child.…(more)