Category Archives: Compost and worm farms

Gardening and Sustainability Curriculum Resources

Bad News for Teachers:            There are less than 3 weeks before kids go back to school! Good News for Teachers:        Sustainability “How to Guides” and full lesson plans are available on the Landcare Australia website. Good News for Parents:          The How to Guides are a wonderful resource that can be used in your home garden or…

Mini Blogger – Composting by Sophia aged 11

Why compost? Composting is a great way to reduce waste and feed your garden. By composting your fruit and vegetable scraps you are not only doing a good deed for nature but you are helping reduce pollution; for example when you throw your fruit and veggie scraps in the normal rubbish bin it rots and…

Canterbury Public School Students Get Their Hands Dirty

Students at Canterbury Public School in NSW have formed a gardening club as part of a composting project funded by a Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grant. The Canterbury Green Thumbs Gardening Club includes both students and parents, and gives students who are interested in gardening the opportunity to work in the garden out of school…

Guest Post: Worm Farms for Kids

Mackenzie Kupfer has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant Garden Decor. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys attending garden shows, hiking, and collecting ceramic tea sets. Some gardeners…

A Compost Critter Investigation for the Kids

This week is International Composting Awareness Week so it’s the perfect opportunity to engage kids in the wonderful world of composting. Today my students and I rolled up our sleaves, pulled out the magnifying glasses and had a fun afternoon investigating the animals that live in our school compost. The kids absolutely loved it and I…