For many years, I've kept a large blue Rubbermaid worm compost bin inside my house. Ewww, you say. Disgusting. Doesn't it smell? But hold on! My worm bin grows a special type of worms called red wigglers who produce A LOT of manure. Ewww, you say. Disgusting. But hold on! Did you know that worm manure, known as castings, is one of the world's richest fertilizers? Gardeners call it "black gold." When you scatter it in your garden, your plants and vegetables grow like crazy. And best of all, it doesn't smell. I am not kidding. Worm castings look like crumbly dirt.
Watch my 3 minute video to see how I "harvest" my castings.
The NHA runs an after-school enrichment program for middle school students that serves to promote character development and provide exposure to 'real life' experiences. Recently, students learned how to work with cameras, and then participated in a field trip to the Stamford Nature Center, where they took photos of the farm animals they visited. Once they developed and chose the two photos they wanted to highlight, I worked with them to create poems about their photos. Their completed pieces became a book which is available at the local library.