A wormery at Audlem St James

Home » News » A wormery at Audlem St James

Give nature a home in your garden.

P1090465
P1090466
P1090467
P1090468
P1090469
P1090470
P1090475
P1090477
P1090479
P1090481

We have an expert who has established a wormery at Audlem St James. The children in Pearl Class discovered that a wormery will recycle your waste food to make a superb fertiliser for your crops and a living soil in your containers. Wormeries are perfect for small spaces: they're small, don"t smell and make compost faster than conventional composters.

A common name for the worms you use in wormeries is Tiger worms. Various varieties are suitable. You only need one variety, but if you have more than one your wormery can be more efficient. Two common species used are: Dendrobaena venata and Eisenia fetida

The children found that a small supply of food: tea bags, banana skins, vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, are all good to add. If you chop it up, the worms will be able to process it faster. You can also add processed and cooked food to a wormery — but avoid adding in any quantity, particularly until the wormery is well established. As well as food waste, you need to add about 20 — 30% carbon rich matter like cardboard, newspaper or wood chip.

Vegetable peel, banana skins, pea pods, tea and coffee grounds, a bit of pasta — all good food for worms.

The children enjoyed learning about the wormery and asked relevant questions.

Latest news

IMG_1833
GIST
School webteam: Sat 16 Sep 10:39am
IMG_1856
Charlotte's Web
School webteam: Sat 16 Sep 10:03am
Coop edited by NR final
School Parliament visit the Co-op
School webteam: Fri 07 Jul 10:32am
IMG_0737
Cross Country and Town Sports
School webteam: Thu 06 Jul 5:05pm
DSC03594
Poetry Slam
School webteam: Wed 05 Jul 6:45pm
Lettuce
Lettuce for lunch
School webteam: Fri 30 Jun 7:53am
P1050916
Schoolsfest Art Exhibition
School webteam: Tue 27 Jun 6:45pm
IMG_1438
Prayer Festival
School webteam: Sun 11 Jun 9:20am

Headteacher: Rebecca Jewitt

Audlem St. James‘ C.E. Primary School
Heathfield Road
Audlem, Cheshire, CW3 0HH

Telephone: 01270 685120

Email: Headteacher
Email: School Bursar
Email: Admin Team

© 2013 - 2017 Audlem St James Primary School