Janessa’s class received a brand new worm bin that came with a cool lesson on how to feed the worms lunch food scraps! Six Orca classrooms have worm bins AND coming in 2009 Orca school will be processing 100% of non-cooked breakfast and lunch scraps into worm bins. The rest of our cooked/protein food waste will be picked up by Cedar Grove Compost and made into bags of compost for NW yards. This is done in the hope that thousands of pounds of waste will be processed at Orca instead of in a landfill.
The worm bins are courtesy of an amazing grant from Seattle Public Utilities to reduce waste in Seattle. We will be building 5 large worm bins and turning them into benches also (Thanks to Seattle Tilth for inspiration). This amazing grant will help Orca lead the district in sustainable practices.
To see the grant, click here: SPU grant
The classroom worm bins are from: http://www.cascadewormbin.com/