Suswotter Tim Bushell has a dream that many worms in Westbury-on-Trym could soon be feasting exclusively on a diet of organic household waste.
A wormery is a bit like a normal compost heap, but is a sealed unit including its own population of tiger worms. Some ordinary compost heaps already have their own tiger worms naturally, otherwise Tim can help you with obaining a few from a local angling shop. The worms will eat all kitchen waste, including cooked food, that you care to donate to them along with a roughly equal propotion of other organic garden waste, rapidly turning the whole lot into nutritious compost for your garden. Contrary to popular belief, they are not hard to keep going and do not need to be kept indoors.
We are hoping to start a new project promoting wormeries to the households of Westbury-on-Trym. We will be discussing the way forward with this idea at our next open meeting this Thursday, 3rd October at 7:30 pm at the Post Office Tavern. Do come along and find out more.
* For those of you concerned by my Down With Skool grasp of history, I do really know that Martin Luther and Martin Luther King are not the same person.