Why red wigglers?
Vermicomposting with the use of red wigglers is an incredible and undervalued teaching tool! Vermicomposting maps directly onto most grade levels of the Ontario Curriculum. An in-class vermicomposter provides an inexpensive, accessible, living, breathing, growing, ever changing and evolving ecosystem from which students can observe, manipulate and learn. Students will observe and experience the entire life cycle of the red wiggler first hand. Best of all, red wigglers require little maintenance and are quite “forgiving” and robust. Provided you keep them reasonably well fed they will continue to grow and thrive in your classroom environment.