Bute kids get wriggling with wormery

In late January, pupils from North Bute Primary, St Andrews Primary and Rothesay Primary were introduced to their very own wormery.
In late January, pupils from North Bute Primary, St Andrews Primary and Rothesay Primary were introduced to their very own wormery.

Pupils from North Bute Primary, St Andrews Primary and Rothesay Primary were last month introduced to their very own wormeries.

Each school found out what worms ate, the best place to keep them and how beneficial they can be for the garden.

In late January, pupils from North Bute Primary, St Andrews Primary and Rothesay Primary were introduced to their very own wormery.

In late January, pupils from North Bute Primary, St Andrews Primary and Rothesay Primary were introduced to their very own wormery.

And this month local nurseries also took part. Mandy Spear at Rothesay Playgroup, said: “The children were very interested, it was a learning curve for many and they are looking forward to taking good care of the wormery.”

The wormeries are part of the ‘Bute Carbon Free Food’ project delivered by Fyne Futures and Incredible Edible Bute. The one year project is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund and has helped deliver successes such as the transformation of the old West Church into raised beds of free fruit and vegetables. It has also helped provide horticultural training to support anyone keen to get involved in food growing or become an Incredible Edible Bute volunteer.