rbury Hills School second-graders in Mokena are learning about composting using red wiggler worms that were provided by the Will County Land Use Department. | Supplied photo
Updated: April 25, 2013 6:09AM
It’s said that the early bird gets the worm. But at Arbury Hills School in Mokena, the worms get something, too: the good food scraps.
Second-grade students are learning about composting using red wiggler worms provided by the Will County Land Use Department. Students add apple cores, banana peels and other items acceptable as worm food to a tub of worms, which the students observe every few days.
The soil has become so fertile that apple seeds from the cores have started to sprout. Students don’t hesitate to put on a pair of gloves to turn the soil and observe the worms wiggle their way back to the bottom of the dark soil.
The second-graders have a good chance of growing some awesome plants in the spring using this nutrient-rich soil, school officials said.