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Presentation to PreSchoolers

Presentation to PreSchoolers

Last week, we had the pleasure of doing a presentation to preschool children on worm castings and the benefits of composting!   The presentation was conducted to adorable 3 to 4 1/2 year old children at Sherman Oaks Cooperative Nursery School, a school that has been around since 1955 and runs most of its activities and classrooms outdoors.  We just love that this preschool teaches its kids through hands-on activities and gets them involved with the environment at such an early stage!  Given how our society is so engulfed in technology these days, teaching the new generation to spend time...

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Paris' New Law Allows Residents to Plant Urban Gardens

We love the initiatives that France has been implementing to fight food waste and improve the environment.  These monumental changes are inspiring, to say the least, and we hope that they will encourage positive change elsewhere in the world.  On top of being the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food, forcing them to donate the food instead, France's capital recently passed a new law to encourage Parisians to plant and maintain their own urban gardens.  We cannot wait to observe the transformation of Paris by the year 2020!   Read more via the links below.  (Source: My Modern Met,...

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How to Introduce Red Wiggler Worms to Your Garden

  Red wiggler worms are effective agents for loosening and aerating soil.  Their tunnels allow oxygen to reach plant roots, produce softer soil and increase water retention.  On top of that, as an red wiggler worms feed, they excrete worm castings. Their tunnels then become lined with the wonderful, nutritious fertilizer otherwise unavailable to plants. Below is a simple way to introduce red wiggler worms to your garden, just in time for your spring and summer produce! Dig several holes, roughly ½ ft. in diameter and 1 ft. deep, throughout your garden.  Soak the holes with water and let drain. Put some food scraps, garden waste or...

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How to Build Your Own Worm Bin

When we started our worm farm, we had the experience of both purchasing a worm bin as well as making our own bins with products from a home improvement store. Our suggestion is this: if you're looking for the convenience of a ready bin, you can purchase from numerous sources. If you're looking to save money, then you can easily make your own! It may seem daunting at first but, I promise you, it's well worth the effort.    List of materials: 2 stackable containers (size of your choice) 1 lid 1 electric drill  9/64mm drill bit 1/16mm drill bit...

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How to Keep Your Worms Happy

Below are 3 tips on providing the best environment for your pet worms. Why is that important? Well, they are vermicomposting your kitchen scraps into nutritious soil for your garden, and keeping them comfortable will enhance your production.   Temperature Do NOT keep your worm bin in direct sunlight. Although earthworms can stand heat, they cannot survive in extreme temperatures. They thrive best in cool temperatures. Ideal indoor locations are in your basement, closet and under the kitchen sink. Outdoors, the ideal location would be under the shade. Moisture Make sure to keep the bedding moist at all times. Keep a spray...

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