worm farm for a school

by Stephan
(Cape Town and Radevormwald)

Hi Stephan

I am the coordinator of our school feeding scheme and school environment in a semi rural economically challenged area in Gauteng.

It has been my dream for a few years now to start a worm farm at our school to reduce the waste from our school kitchen (sdveral hundred learners). After several failed attempts by myself I put the idea on the back burner for a while.

However, we have recently been invited to participate in a School Nutrition competition where the prize money is quite high and as we would like to have a proper kitchen and dining area for the children in the school (currently they get and eat their food in the sun, rain and wind), I am determined to put our best efforts in to win the competition. The submission for the competition is 15th September 2015.

I believe that if I could have a working worm farm it would be an excellent investment to put us on the road to win the competition as well as provide composting needs for our 2 food gardens that I am hoping will soon be able to supplement our own kitchen, learners who does not have food at home and selling the veggies to develop the environmental projects around the school.

What I need from you:

Advise as to starting and growing the worm farm ( maybe ideas as to how we can grow it into a small business venture for our yearly Grade 7 Entrepreneurs projects?)

Quote for a worm farm that would be able to handle the waste from our kitchen. (I need to find sponsors for the project on this very short notice.)

I need to know if it would be possible to get it up and running in time for the DVD submission before the end of September 2015.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.



Hello and thank you for your message. I believe your efforts will pay of and make a big difference for the environment and the children of your school.

Firstly the good message. It is no problem to get a worm farm going in 2 weeks. They usually start of a little slow but as it is working their recycling speed will be picking up and they will produce wonderful worm castings and worm tea for you to use to fertilize your gardens. There are many ways to build worm farms and for your school you would probably need quite a big worm farm if you would like to recycle all the organic waste that is produced on your grounds.

And the other good news is I have no doubt that your children and your school will be able to generate some extra income with your worm farms. My suggestion would be the following. You could order any one of our domestic worm farms asap which we could dispatch to you with worms and set up instructions to be ready for your deadline and in addition you should consider to order 1 or more copies of my published book "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"
It explains in detail all I have learnt in the last 17 years and will show you many low cost tricks on how to multiply your worm herd and turn your worm farm into a money making venture. Standard 7 pupils should be perfect for this.

I do have stock of the books and I can offer you a copy of the book for R135 plus postage.

I will attach some more information about the book to this message

If have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Stephan Kloppert
author of
"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

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