We work with schools, Councils, and environmental groups to support community composting.
Worm composting education programmes for schools and Councils
Over the years we have run many successful education programs with schools as well as with Councils, helping them to achieve their waste minimisation goals.
This programme is flexible to suit early childhood centres, primary, intermediate, through to high schools also adult workshops. The Waste Minimisation Education programme is about waste reduction and promoting waste awareness, working towards productive ways of problem solving.
Topics covered are Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, the problems associated with resources that are lost once land filled or incinerated.
Packaging issues are discussed and ideas on recyclable packaging options are encouraged.
We look at bulk buying, bio-degradable packaging, and products that have excessive and minimal packaging are encouraged. Waste audits are undertaken and these findings are collated, recorded and documented.
It is a team effort to collect the worm castings, to design labels reflecting the childrens perspective and to promote the sale of the castings for a fundraiser. Students and teachers are shown how easy and fun composting and worm farming of organic wastes can be.