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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

How a worm farm works

When looking at environmental impact of having a bare earth the Guides wanted to know how to better deal with the challenges with what they had access to.  one of the Guides found this information and passed it over to the others.  A communal project went in action… at each persons own home. The end result of this activity was the heightened awareness of what and where rubbish could go.Years later one of the Guides stated that when she was an adult was the study of insects and rubbish as her chosen field.

“Worms turn organic food waste (fruit and vegetable) into high-quality soil conditioner through digestion. Worm farming is known as ‘cold’ composting, as opposed to a hot composting system for garden waste.

They are best for people living in apartments or with small gardens. feed your worms a range of kitchen scraps as they love lettuce, eggshells and potato peel, but they don’t like citrus or onion  [bin these].

The liquid waste from the worms is a highly concentrated fertiliser that can be collected, diluted in a 1:10 ratio and sprayed over plants and seedlings in the garden. Harvesting vermicast (worm poo) is also easy as worms move up through the farm, leaving their rich castings behind.

Worms love food scraps; variety is the key and they will also consume small amounts of grass clippings and leaves. They don’t like meat and won’t need watering if they constantly receive vegetable peels with a high water content. Regulate the feeding just ahead of the worms’ rate of consumption and you’ll be okay. Households with four of more people might need two worm farms. But don’t worry if you don’t think you can use that much worm wee – it’s a rare commodity and will be coveted by green thumbs.”

May 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Objectives of Overnight stay [food and Four World Centers]

  • for each Guide involved with the pre-camp and the overnight experiences to get something personally special out of this overnight stay.
  • to provide a range of pre-camp training is part of, and an extension too, the general weekly Guide Program.
  • to encourage and strengthen team work and leadership potential factors within each of the Guide members.
  • to accumulate a mass of skills as part of a ‘whole package’  which will be in action during the overnight stay.
  • to widen to members understanding of the Promise and Law concept within the Australian Girl Guides Elements and Fundamentals.
  • to reintroduce traditions of the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District.
  • to have a safe and happy camp full of positive experiences and memories.
  • to solidity the knowledge that the Guides have gained by allowing opportunities to incorporate this knowledge and skills into action.to face and begin to overcome fears in a protected friendly environment.
  • no to be in debt because of the overnight stay experiences.
  • To offer as many Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides as possible these experiences.
  • to successfully use the evaluations as the basis of the next terms programing and overnight stay plans.
  • to be family inclusive where possible.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Advocacy, Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Governance, Leadership, Life skills gained, Programs, Promise, Stepping stones, Survival methods, Traditions, what do Guides Do?, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment