On June 3rd, the FAS Green Program brought the Thayer Hall worm bin to the Harvard Farmer’s Market to display the value and ease of worm composting. This was the worms’ first journey since Green’14 first installed them over a year prior.
At the Farmers’ Market, FAS Green Program Senior Coordinator, Brandon Geller’08, spoke to interested individuals about the benefits of compost, and even demonstrated how to put together your own worm bin using a drill and a regular storage container. He then used cardboard and castings from the Thayer worm bin to set up the bin (this was the third time that castings have been used in this way).
The highlight of the day was when two children took a break from playing on the grass in front of the MCZ to come look at the worms with their parents. When told that the worms eat leftover food, and even cardboard, the brother and sister were incredulous. For clarification, the little girl began asking a series of very specific examples, finally ending with “Do they even eat basil?”.
Yes, yes they do.
The new bin created at the farmer’s market quickly found a home with the OEB Green Team.