News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
 
 
SCS Home > News


Vermicomposting at St. Joseph

photo
St. Joseph student shows off the new worms working in the vermicomposting program happening at his school

May 13, 2015 - Students at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School recently became a little ‘greener’. The school, in partnership with the Killarney Outdoor Education Centre created a vermicomposting program that will help the school to reduce organic waste. The project, funded by TD Friends of the Environment and Learning for a Sustainable Future, is aimed at helping teach students how composting can have a positive impact on the environment. Both the students of St. Joseph and all visitors to the outdoor centre will weigh their organic waste that enters the compost. This will allow the students to track the amount of waste they prevented from entering the local landfill. The castings left over will be harvested by the students and added to soil used in gardens and planters.
Vermicomposting, is a process that uses worms to digest waste such as food scraps. Bins containing soil, water, worms and bedding material, such as leaves and shredded newspaper, are filled once or twice a week with worm food – for example, fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, and other organic material. The end product is an excellent fertilizer for soil.

Share


 

More stories in the news...

•  Entire Marymount Student Population Completes ICE Certification!
•  St. Charles College Kicks off Annual Food Drive Campaign!
•  St. Paul students raise over $400 for Mexico Earthquake Relief!
•  Marymount Regals Flag Football Win 25th Consecutive Game!
•  St. Francis wears Blue to Create Awareness for Learning Disabilities Month!
•  St. Charles College Presents Disney's Aladdin
•  Thank you for all that you do – Happy World Teachers’ Day!
•  Happy National Custodial Workers Day!
•  St. James School Council Raises Over $500 at Celebrity Server Night
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools Take part in Orange Shirt Day!
•  "Every Child Matters" at St. David Catholic School
•  St. David Catholic School Takes Advantage of the Warm Weather and Brings Reading Instruction Outdoors
•  October is Attendance Awareness Month at Sudbury Catholic Schools!
•  Student Senate Begins for 2017-2018!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools welcome 11 international students!
•  Class is back in session - Sudbury Catholic Schools welcome you!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools Chosen in 2017 Reader's Choice Awards!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools Host First Ever International Student Summer Camp!
•  Holy Cross Teacher Publishes First Novel!
•  To all parents of first time school bus riders

 
  © 2017 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved