Worm Farming For All
The Urban Worm CIC is a social enterprise committed to raising the profile of worm farming as the ecological and economical solution for organic waste management and organic agriculture. We support schools, communities, businesses, farmers and families harnessing the power of the humble earthworm to build the foundations for food production to flourish, and for societies to thrive in the face of adversity.
Worms are more powerful than the African elephant and more important to the economy than the cow.
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WHY WORM FARMING?
The reality of climate change, natural resource depletion and mass urbanization present unprecedented threats to global food security and the survival of humanity. Worm farming provides solutions to help us meet and address these challenges, as individuals, communities, institutions and businesses. The process particularly lends itself to the urban environment with small scale indoor, low tech and low cost systems. With 83 % of the UK living in cities an urban worm farming movement is essential for future food security and provides easy solutions for our kitchen waste.
Workshops & Education
For the organic gardening enthusiast or anyone wanting to live more sustainably we deliver practical workshop sessions for community groups, housing cooperatives and associations. Workshops can be hosted at the Urban Worm farm workshop or we can come to you.
Workshops can include:
How to build a DIY worm farm
How to care for your worms
How to harvest worms & worm manure
Using worms in organic gardening
Managing organic waste with worms
Including animal waste!
We believe engaging children in the importance of earthworms and soil health builds the foundations for a healthy society, igniting a sense of stewardship and care for the earth. We offer informative and fun workshops to compliment the National Curriculum, particularly suitable for science & geography at Key Stage 2 & 3.
The role of worms in agriculture
Worms, soil and micro-organisms
Reducing organic waste with worms
Anatomy & identifying species
Lifecycle of an earthworm
Building a DIY worm farm
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