Bend River Song School is a new Montesorri School located across the beautiful Deschutes River near The Old Mill District. They were granted the funds by the Environmental Center and purchased a Wonder Worman Worm Bin Package customized with casters for mobility. I had a blast delivering the bin as it was rolling all over the back of my Worm Mobile :^)
The school plans to compost their fruits and veggie scraps from lunch, and will use the valuable poop to amend their potting soil for the indoor garden. Learning and contributing to the process, the students are gaining a valuable lesson in Science. They will observe the decomposition process, the behaviors of a Red Wiggler, and the needs of living creatures.
I am always so grateful to have the opportunity to visit schools and share my love for the planet and my amazing sidekicks, the Red Wigglers!
Thanks Bend River Song School!
Today, I went to deliver a pound of Red Wigglers to Aspen Academy, a BEAUTIFUL preschool in a quiet neighborhood in Bend. When I pulled up, I was really impressed with the school. The yard was well manicured with a play structure and fun toys appropriately placed on the lawn. There was a chicken coop, sand box and raised garden beds, welcoming the kids to come and play.
Teresa, owner, director and lead teacher, was inside the school on the floor engaged with 2 little ones, sorting some toys. I greeted her as Laurie then had to elaborate and let her know I was Wonder Worman. Then the connection was made. She only knew me as Wonder Worman :^) She led me to the worm bin, and I released the Red Wigglers into their new comfy plastic bin which was already set up with bedding and holes for aeration.
Teresa decided to purchase Red Wigglers after Denise from the Environmental Center visited and shared the value vermicomposting. Composting fits into the philosophy of Aspen Academy. They are a certified Eco-Friendly Child Care Provider. Check out their web site for full details. I am happy to know my Red Wigglers will be members of another nature friendly school.
Here’s a shot of the back yard. The raised beds are in the foreground, the play structure in the middle, and the chicken coop in the background.
Today I will be loading two Wonder Worman Super Composting Worm Bin packages and heading south to Rosland Elementary School in La Pine. They were granted the resources from the Environmental Center’s Earth Smart Grant to purchase supplies. The Earth Smart Grant is funded by various local organizations and awarded to schools that plan on reducing their waste by either increasing their recycling efforts or composting.
Visiting schools is the best part of my job. The kids are amazing! The smiles, squeals and laughter upon seeing and holding the red wigglers makes my efforts so worth it! Pictures to come soon!