Probably seen as an elementary school demonstration, Worm bins have their uses and further flourish gardens with their natural compost and special worm juice. To correlate with UIC’s Heritage Garden, with eight of them located throughout the campus, why not put around eight dedicated worms bins for each of the gardens. Students can place items in the worm bins to make compost. However, they need to be equal in browns and greens. Browns include Paper, junk mail, paper egg cartons, cardboard, dry leaves. While greens include Vegetable and fruit scraps, bread, pasta, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, dead plant matter from houseplants.
Project Time Line: around 3 months
Estimated Budget: about $1000 for worms and bins