Cut Down on Waste with a Worm Farm


My name is Anna Budde and I’m the Waste
and Recycling Projects Officer at the City of Vincent and today I’m going to
tell you how to set up a worm farm. I became interested in the topic when one of my neighbours actually gave me one of her worm farms and I set it up myself,
and also working in the waste industry I’m really passionate about how to
reduce waste that we sent to landfill. What do you need to set up a worm farm?
Well first of all you need a worm farm… and you need some worms. You need some
bedding material and also a blanket to cover the worms once they are in the worm farm. So first of all you add the bedding material to the first tray of your worm farm then you add your worms, and then you cover
the worms with a worm blanket. Then you leave the worms for up to two days and then you can start feeding them. So the trick is to create the right environment
for your worms and the microbes so your composting system stays alive,
for the worm farm you need to put it into a shady area in your garden – under a tree is
really good and also in summer, make sure that they they kept moist and so
add some water every now and then. If you need more information, please go to our
website and you will find information about upcoming workshops and also fact
sheets with some troubleshooting information. So if you don’t have space at home to set up
your own composting system, go to our community composting site at Britannia
Reserve, run by Transition Town Vincent and drop off your food scraps and you can pick up
some compost once it’s ready. So next time you have some kitchen scraps
at home, don’t chuck them in the bin, make sure you use one of the composting systems.

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