The WaterUps® Schools Enviro Garden Kit includes a self-watering wicking bed, a worm factory, and specially designed Tumbleweed lesson plans and classroom activities that have been carefully developed to fit within the Australian curriculum. You’ll find plenty of options to help kids of all ages discover worms and understand why this fascinating species is one of nature’s ultimate recyclers! These lesson plans are supported by a wide range of educational resources and ideas to help school children explore the natural world and embrace sustainability – this kit is designed to make learning interesting and fun. Gardens and worm farms contribute to sustainability because:
- they operate in closed-loop of food production, with organic waste composted and returned to the garden
- they use natural fertilisers such as compost, manures, or worm ‘juice’. Worm farming and composting are sustainable systems that also manage the school’s food waste
- locally grown foods reduce food transportation and therefore reduce carbon emissions
- fresh garden produce has no packaging and therefore reduces waste sent to landfill
WaterUps® Oasis self-watering wicking bed
Click here for details. Once set up, this low maintenance and water-efficient garden bed can be left for several weeks without needing to be watered again – ideal to overcome the challenge of keeping plants alive during school term breaks. This self-watering wicking bed kit comes with everything needed to install a fantastic growing environment in your school. Just add soil, water, and plants and you have a living garden for children to learn about and work with.
Welcome to worm school – Here you’ll find loads of great fun activities and lesson plans that provide all the information you need and even more about worms and worm farming. If you’re a kid, you’ll love getting your hands dirty as you get stuck into the downloadable activities. If you’re a teacher or a parent these lesson plans and classroom activities will be a great help. They have been carefully developed to fit within the Australian curriculum. You’ll find plenty of options to help kids of all ages discover worms and understand why this fascinating species is one of nature’s ultimate recyclers! These lesson plans, supported by the resources from our Sustainable Schools reference library, will help link sustainability to the curriculum and make learning fun and interesting!
Tumbleweed Worm Factory
Click here for details. Worms fascinate children, making them perfect pets. Keeping a worm farm is an easy way to recycle food scraps in a childcare environment. As worm farms are suited to large or small spaces and can be kept indoors – you can keep numerous worm farms to meet your requirements. A worm farm has many environmental benefits, including recycling food scraps, minimising food waste that goes to landfill, and creating natural garden fertiliser. A worm farm is an excellent early learning resource. Our Schools Enviro Garden kit worm factory includes:
- Worm Factory (2 tray system)
- Worm Farm and Compost Conditioner
- Rectangular Worm Blanket
- Coir brick
- Instruction booklet
Please note, worms not included.