Unit three: Compost and worm farming
More than 50% of the average Brisbane rubbish bin is made up of kitchen and garden material that ultimately ends up in landfill. This material is a valuable resource which, through composting can easily be converted to nutrient-rich ‘humus’ and used to improve soil quality.
Putting food scraps in the rubbish bin causes problems at landfill sites such as the production of greenhouse gases and loss of valuable organic resources. Recycling this organic waste in a compost bin or a worm farm is a great alternative. Children will enjoy being involved with the process and will love using the finished compost to grow more plants.
Learning outcomes for Unit three: Compost and worm farming
- Options for organic recycling.
- How to set-up and maintain compost and worm farming systems.
Before you start Unit three: Compost and worm farming
- This unit will may take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to complete. Once you start the unit, you cannot save your changes and come back so make sure to allow enough time to complete the whole unit.
- Keep a notebook to record your notes as you go through the unit to avoid printing.