GARDENS, COMPOSTING AND MORE....
How It Works
For instructions on making MINI worm-composting bins click here.
This compost and worm farm guide will get you started! This worm farm guide is also helpful. Some Councils provide compost or worm farms for free.
Work out a plan to get composting happening. Implement compost collection bins in each classroom and create a roster of who collects the organic waste to add to the compost bin. If you have a school garden – this is a perfect fertilizer to help your plants grow!
One of our schools organised a 'Family Feud' style presentation to educate students in a fun way about what items belonged in their worm farm. They found it made a big difference changing behaviours.
Students can also play Worm World, an educational online game taking care of worms with the right food soil type and water.
You could also consider chickens to help eat some of the food scrapes.
You may find these videos helpful to watch:
Located in Brisbane City Council?
Council offers schools the opportunity to host free community composting and worm farming workshops at their school. Each workshop includes the basics of composting and worm farming, including different methods, ingredients and principles.
Council will take care of all of the marketing for the event, provide the workshop facilitator and all of the necessary materials.
To make a booking, email your details to the Waste Minimisation Education Officer and be sure to mention you are an EcoMarines school!
Please share this incredible app with your school groundskeeper and in your e-newsletter. Griffith University created GroNative plant app to design and create your ideal garden with native species in Southeast Queensland. It even tells you where you can purchase each plant!
School gardens offers the opportunity to educate students about: pricing plants, selling to parents, photos and marketing of your products/produce, health and nutrition, inspiring active exploration, science (cycles, food webs, decomposition, pollination, organisms).
Consider getting native stingless bees at your school.
You may also like to install a "Busk Tucker" garden at your school.