Conestoga 2nd Grade Students Help with Garden Composting

Miss Weber’s 2nd grade students received instruction from Conestoga Garden parents, Mrs. Horst and Mrs. Thomas, on how to start a worm compost. The students measured the red wiggler worms that are used for composting. They prepared the newspaper bedding in a plastic tub, added recycled food and the worms. The worms  will eat the food scraps, which will become compost as it passes through the worm’s body. The students also had a chance to separate worm castings that produce fertilizer from uneaten food and newspapers from a previous composting bin and add the fertilizer to the carrots and beets in the garden.