|Recycling at Campbells Bay Primary School
By Campbells Bay Primary School
Renata studied composting and worm farms
HOW TO COMPOST
WHAT IS COMPOST?
Compost is made from specific food scraps and is an extremely good soil conditioner.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COMPOSTING?
WHEN IS COMPOST READY TO USE?
Compost is ready to use when it looks like potting mix, usually after 2 or 3 turnings.
TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE BETTER COMPOST
WHAT TO PUT INTO COMPOST:
WHAT NOT TO HAVE
WHERE CAN YOU BUY COMPOST BINS?
You can buy compost bins at hardware stores like Mitre 10, Place Makers, Carters, and also The Warehouse.
HOW MUCH DO COMPOST BINS COST?
Compost bins range from $50 - $700 depending on size and quality.
VERMI (WORM) COMPOSTING
WHAT IS VERMI (WORM) COMPOSTING?
Vermi Composting is when you use worms to make compost.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VERMI COMPOSTING?
WHAT YOU NEED:
WHAT THE WORMS NEED:
Samantha and Renata interviewed the worm monitor of Room 11, Holly. These are the results:
How often do you feed the worms?
I feed the worms every second day.
How much do you feed the worms?
I feed the worms 1-2 handfulls of food scraps.
What is in Worm Composting bins?
Bottom layer: Worm castings (compost) Top layer: soil, worms, food scraps, fire ash, and moist newspaper.
How do you keep a compost bin in good condition?
To keep a compost bin in good condition you should change the newspaper when it looks bad, and sprinkle some water on top when it looks dry.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHECKING IF EVERYTHING IS IN WORKING ORDER
3. If any of these are not there then add them in e.g. if newspaper is not moist add 1 cup of water.
The two teachers I interviewed said that it was slightly unhygienic and should be placed somewhere out of the way. One of the teachers also said that the process was too slow.
I also interviewed two teachers and asked them if they would like composting bins in their class. Both teachers agreed enthusiastically.
COMPOSTING IS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP OUR WORLD CLEAN, GREEN, AND A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!!!
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|Last update: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 5:39:10 PM.|