Real World Gardener What to Put in Worm Farms in Living Planet

March 2nd, 2017

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.


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Are you still wondering whether or not to start a worm farm?

Here’s some food for thought.

Worm farming allows us to recycle our food scraps and significantly reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfill as part of our everyday rubbish.



By reducing organic waste to landfill we can reduce the potential for landfills

to create liquid ‘leachate’ which can pollute our streams, oceans and underground water, and reduce the production of methane gas which is a powerful greenhouse gas.

So now let’s find out what to put in them.


I'm talking with Sophie Goulding, environment project officer with a local council.


Place your worm farm in a shady spot and always check your worm farm after heavy rain to make sure that it hasn't flooded with water and is drowning your worms.

The worms don’t create the minerals out of thin air but change their form from insoluble to soluble by digesting them.

That’s reason enough to get into worm farming.