Story: Earthworms

Worm farm

Worm farm

A worm farm is a hand-made worm production system that turns food scraps and paper into fertiliser. The worm casts enrich the soil, encourage plant growth, and improve the soil’s ability to store moisture. Making a worm farm is an excellent school project – this one was made by pupils at Clyde Quarry School in Wellington.

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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - Earthworms and soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008