Wheeling Middle School Students Learn a Squirmy Lesson

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Wheeling Middle School students worked in their garden with some squirmy friends on Friday. “Project Worm” was held at the school in partnership with Grow Ohio Valley and Northwood Health Systems. Wheeling Middle School teacher Jennifer Craig said the project involves “vermin composting,” or composting using worms, to break down organic matter to create nutrient-rich soil. The project also involves “worm tea,” which is a liquid made from the worm castings used to enrich the soil and protect plants from harmful microbes. Volunteers from Northwood Health Systems have become known as the “worm crew.” The volunteers help care for the worms and create worm tea to enrich the soil and plants.

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