Healthy Kids

Build a Worm Café

A worm café, or worm tower, is a good way to turn food waste into worm castings. Worm castings (also known as worm poo) is the perfect garden fertiliser.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
Boy exploring and playing with earthworms in a garden.


What to do

    1. Measure and mark half to three quarters of the length of the pipe — this is the section that will go below ground.

    2. Drill lots of holes into this section of the pipe. The holes will provide air flow and allow the worms to enter and exit the pipe.

    3. Paint and decorate the top section of the pipe that will appear above ground. This will add some colour to the garden.

    4. Pick an accessible spot in the raised garden bed for the worm café to live. The garden bed must be deep enough to accommodate at least three-quarters of the pipe underground.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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