Reading comments from a group of enthusiastic students was an amazing treat! While at my day job, I checked my phone to find 10 plus comments from, what I’d like to call, “The Future Vermicomposters of Our Amazing Planet”! Way to go young ones! Thanks for getting my Wonder Worman brain in action. It has been a while since I have blogged and am so happy to be inspired by young, earth loving minds!
These young ones must have an amazing teacher! Each comment began with a positive statement and ended with a well, thought out question! What a great way to make someone feel heard and an even better way to get a quick reply. Well done! Some of the questions were precious, “Who is Max and Carlos?” “Is Carlos your Hubers?” (thanks for that question! I will forever refer to Carlos as my hubers!) Some were thought provoking, “Why did you start composting with worms?” “How did you feel the first time you watched the Earth video?”
I happily replied to each of the questions and thanked them for their comments! I really don’t know too much about the school and it’s philosophy, but I do know they compost in the classroom and have a group of young ones who care a bunch for our planet! Way to go!
Keep on wormin’
During the Halloween season, thump coffee had a fun project for those who wanted to participate in the “Day of the Dead” art walk. They offered up markers and compostable cups to thumpers to ghoulishly decorate. Many created skulls and halloweenish themed pictures. I collected these cups knowing red wigglers loved to chomp on them! I weeded through the cups which were not completely covered with markers and tossed them. I was not sure how the worms would react? Would they love them or be killed?
So with this in mind, I first soaked the cups in a bucket of water.
Then I drained the colored water and did a refill.
After about two or three batches of rinses, I called it quits and left the cups to soak for a few days. Blah, I was done!
After the soaking, I introduced the red wigglers along with established compost into the bucket with the cups. The cups were quite moist to help with the decomposition. Can you spot the wigglers?
Finally,I covered them with a blanket of leaves to keep them cozy and warm. They are now munching out in my garage.
So happy to share the news! My sweet friend, Kristin Davis, is running her own baking company, Spin Kitchen. After a few years of battling food issues, she decided to get down to business and find out what was going on inside her body! She recently had some serious tests done and discovered she had to make a change with her menu. Not happy with the food alternatives in the stores, she ventured out, bought some cookbooks and began baking delicious goods. Her goods are free of a lot of “stuff”…. gluten free and dairy free are on the top of the list. There’s nothing artificial, and I can pronounce the ingredients! (lol) I am so lucky to be her friend because I get to taste test a lot of the baked goods! I love that Kristin tweaks the recipes and adds her own twist. She’s not afraid to try something different and is always open to suggestions! I am so happy for her! She will rock the Bend baking scene!
She also has a Wonder Worman Worm bin filled with wigglers! Of course these wigglers will be munching on her fruit and veggie scraps. Oh to be a worm in a test kitchen!
I have one more bin left! The dimensions are 4′ x 2′ x 1′. I would love to deliver and set up this beautiful and locally made worm bin for $155. This includes free delivery in the Bend area (call for specifics), worm bedding, and a pound of Red Wigglers!
Check out my website for more info.
Thanks Miller Elementary’s PTO for purchasing 2 Wonder Worman Worm Bin Packages! The Red Wigglers are ready to chomp on fruit and veggie scraps from the students and staff.
Miller Elementary is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified School. Most of their standards revolve around the “3 R’s (reducing, reusing and recycling) which begin during construction and continue through the life of the school. Having Red Wigglers recycle their usable waste fits perfectly into the school’s concept.
For more info on Miller’s design click here.