Wormery with mixture of input
Wormery with mixture of input (Crabchick)
Final compost with view of sealed base of unit
Final compost with view of sealed base of unit (Crabchick)


The Diet of Worms: I Have a Dream *

Suswotter Tim Bushell has a dream that many worms in Westbury-on-Trym could soon be feasting exclusively on a diet of organic household waste.

A wormery is a lot like a normal compost heap, but is a sealed unit including its own population of tiger worms. Some ordinary compost heaps already attract their own tiger worms naturally, otherwise Tim can help you with obaining a few from a local angling shop. The worms will eat all kitchen waste, including cooked food, that you care to donate to them along with a roughly equal propotion of other organic garden waste, rapidly turning the whole lot into nutritious compost for your garden. Contrary to popular belief, they are not hard to keep going and do not need to be kept indoors.

We are hoping to start a new project promoting wormeries to the households of Westbury-on-Trym. A select few trial volunteers will gain experience and blog about what they learn before the project is rolled out to the wider community.

* For those of you concerned by my Down With Skool grasp of history, I do really know that Martin Luther and Martin Luther King are not the same person.

See some more pictures of Tim’s wormery here on Crabchick’s gallery.

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