Kindergarten and 1st grade students got a chance to see the inside of a worm bin. We emptied out the contents of part of one of our 4 giant worm bins. 4 tables had the worm bin contents out to sift through and get aquainted with. Students were absolutely enthralled with this activity as we found worms, centipedes, potato bugs, and lots of mushed up fruit and vegetables. It didn’t smell bad either (a proper wormbin should not smell if it is managed properly). We also talked about the difference between earth worms (in our garden) and red wigglers (in our worm bins).
Our worm bins are super healthy now and are soon to yield tens of pounds of worm castings (poop).