Take a spade and dig a hole. How many worms can you find?
Did you know the more worms you have in your soil, the healthier it is! Worms are some of nature’s best recyclers. Another place to find worms is in a compost heap. Or in a worm farm. A worm farm is a special house for compost worms which recycle kitchen scraps into food for plants. If you don’t already have a worm farm you could make one at home or at school. There are lots of different ways. Worms can be fussy about their food, and they like it best when its chopped up small, but as long as its organic (something that was once living) they can eat it. What comes out the other end of a worm is fantastic food for plants. Worms make ‘vermicast’, which is a very fine compost and liquid ‘worm tea’.