We had a visit from representatives from Bunnings, to bring us a new worm farm and worms and to teach us how to build a home and to care for them.
We learnt that the worms need a warm, dark place to live and come to the top of the dirt to eat their food. We can only give them some fruit and vegetables, but never meat or bread unless there are maggots in the soil.
The worms are only small now, but will grow if we feed them our fruit and vegetable scraps.
Worms are important to our environment as earthworms are a gardener’s best friends. In fact, earthworms may be the most important factor in the success of a garden. Some people even call earthworms “nature’s first gardeners”
As earthworms move through the soil of a garden, they make tunnels. Just like ploughing, these tunnels allow air and water to get to the roots of plants.
We have an old worm farm that needs fixing up. We will set that up on Friday, after Mrs.Murfet goes to Bunnings to buy the bedding and the worms.
We will practice environmental sustainability by using the worm wee in our gardens to nourish our growing vegetables that we will eat. In this way we are learning about our role in caring for our environment and contributing to a sustainable future.
- National Quality Standard 3.3.1 Sustainable practices are embedded in service operations.
- National Quality Standard 3.3.2 Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment.