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wormery

(ˈwɜːmərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. (Biology) a piece of apparatus, having a glass side or sides, in which worms are kept for study
2. (Angling) a container in which worms are kept, esp one in which they consume household waste and convert it into compost
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The firm donated pounds 1,000 to the school to pay for materials, along with a wormery. A group of 10 volunteers from Scottish and Southern Energy visited the school to help with the work as part of a scheme which allows staff to take a day off a year to take part in volunteer projects.
He explained: "Our first wormery workshop at Egglestsone Show in Teesdale last week was so popular that we ran out of worms, and with another workshop due this weekend, we've had to buy in worms from Scotland.
It is also hoped a wormery can be installed for a closer look at how worms live in their natural habitat.
Worms keep soil in good condition and, bred in a wormery, can be used to make excellent compost and a fertiliser called "tea".
Even those of us with just a small patio or balcony can do our bit, for example by using a wormery to turn waste food into free food for plants, indoors or out.
The children have helped to design their garden, complete with compost bin, wormery and water butt and have also worked on recipes for the vegetables they have sown, and made their own bread and pasta.
They also mastered the art of composting or using a wormery or a bokashi to dispose of any food scraps.
The youngsters, who will now maintain the garden, also planted fruit and vegetables in four season beds and set up a wormery for fertiliser, and a rain collection pot.
The children are being encouraged to take a closer look at the worms in the wormery and spy through the greenhouse with a pair of binoculars.
The pounds 200 grant from Lynmeouth-based Alcan to Ringway First School, in Guide Post, has enabled staff to buy a wormery that will help pupils understand the importance of recycling and greener living.
If space is limited you can still make compost in a small wormery.