A key reason to start a worm farm is because it’s good for the environment, here at FGPS we think worms are fun too! Students love to see creepy crawling creatures at the best of times, so we decided a worm farming project was a great idea.

Our students learn that methane is produced when food breaks down, and is one of the worst greenhouse gases created in landfill. Composting worms reduce the amount of greenhouse gas generated as they transform organic matter into worm castings.

There’s no question that worm composting is great for the environment, reducing food waste and creates a perfect organic fertilizer for our garden. Our garden guru SSO, Mr Rod shows students how to make the fertilizer from the worm castings every couple of weeks, to then transfer into our plants and new seedlings.