The Grade 1 class at Lymburn School gathered in the science room where the indoor garden is located. Teacher Ms Salyn wheeled each indoor gardening box into the circle of children. The students took a good look at each box to see what might have changed since their last visit to the garden.
Then we opened the worm compost bin and talked about the benefits of keeping worms to turn kitchen scraps into plant fertilizer. The children learned about bedding for the worms made from leaf and shredded newspaper. We also talked about what the worms eat and how they expel a liquid to defend themselves when they feel threatened. The children were very excited to hold a worm, prepare newspaper bedding and place some veggie scraps in the box for the worms.