Worm Farm Wonders | ELC Kindergarten’s Green-Thumbed Adventure!

Our ELC Kindergarten students enjoyed a fantastic morning exploring the wonders of worm farms with Mr Paul Penny!

Today, they learned about how these little wrigglers play a vital role in fertilising our garden soil.

How about those excited little faces as they got up close and personal with these friendly earthworms.

More photos can be found on our Facebook Page HERE.

Worms feed on plant debris like dead roots, leaves, grasses and manure as well as soil.

Their digestive system concentrates the organic and mineral elements in the food they eat, so their casts are richer in available nutrients than the soil around them.

Nitrogen in these casts is also readily available to plants.

The extensive channelling and burrowing by earthworms loosens and aerates the soil and improves soil drainage too.

Soils with earthworms actually drain up to 10 times faster than soils without earthworms.

So we look forward to enjoying these same campus Kitchen Garden benefits from our own Worm Farm workers!