Sunday, March 16, 2014

Worm Farm Poster

We have created a Glogster as an Enviro group to teach others what our worms can and can't eat. That way we can close the gap on our waste using our scraps as food for our worm farm.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Worm Farm - Wisconsin Garden Video Blog 284

We have got a new worm farm at school. Enviro Agents Amelia and Sarah have found this video about worm farms.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Creating a worm farm

During our first Enviro Agent meeting we put together the compost bin we got for taking part in Keep NZ Beautiful last year. This week we filled it with compost and set to work making a home for 2,000 hungry worms. We had to pour two bags of compost in giving it a light water. Layer some ripped up newspaper and cardboard and throw in a few banana peels that we had just eaten for lunch before tipping the worms into their new home. In the afternoon a few of us went back to our classes and gathered up fruit break rubbish but not oranges and mandarin peels because the worms can't eat these.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Planting new vegetables for winter

This week the Enviro Agents spent their lunchtime getting busy in the gardens. We watered and watered and watered some more because the ground so was dry from all of our lovely sunshine. We prepared the soil so that it was aerated and wet ready for our new crops. Our summer foods had done their dash so it was time to think about what we could plant ready for winter.
One Enviro Agent donated some carrots for us to plant and we also had some broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, silverbeet, cabbage, and bok choy.
Now we just have to remember to keep them watered while the sun is still shining and hopefully we will be able to enjoy some delicious vegetables soon.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Enviro Agents for 2014

Welcome to all the new keen Middle and Senior Enviro Agents for 2014. Today was the first day we have meet and we headed over to the garden to be introduced to our Trees for Survival project where we plant native seedlings into pots and then replant them into larger pots eventually planting them down by the Waikato River to not only beautify our school community but wider community.

We also got our first taste of a well looked after garden with some fresh raspberries and a few tomatoes.

Then we headed back into the class to put together our compost bin which we will fill with worms to hopefully get worm juice.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trees For Survival- What is it all about?

Vardon has recently signed up to the Trees for Survival (TFS) programme. Here is a little bit of background on what it is all about.


What have the Enviro Agents been up to this year?

You may ask what have the Enviro Agents been up to so far this year...well here is a quick snapshot of the key parts of our learning.

Enviro School Development 2013-