Hello! My name is Robin Buriak, aka Princess Dirt. When I moved here to Okotoks with my family from the BC coast two years ago, I discovered vastly different soil, growing conditions, growing seasons. Where we came from, a person can spit on the ground, and a lustrous, shining spit tree will grow. Here? Not so much.
Something needed to be done, and quickly. Not a fan of chemical fertilizers, I decided to corral a couple thousand red wiggler compost worms and harness the scraps flowing from the kitchen where I cook for two growing boys and a great big fireman. Before I knew it, those few thousand worms grew to many, many thousands, and our pantry was overflowing with worms, fuelled by my enthusiasm and garbage. It was time to share the excitement. And the poop.
These wonderful creatures thrive in a symbiotic relationship with us, devouring our leftovers, reducing pressure on our overflowing landfills, and saving us lots of money in artificial fertilizers and compost.
Maintaining an indoor vermicompost system is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children about sustainable living, and actively participating in the life cycle.
We just can't lose with these guys...
Ask me about worms in the classroom!
I can come to your classroom to share vermicomposting with your students, and set up a complete indoor composting system.
The kids will learn about the nutrient cycle, reducing household food waste, and the benefits of the all-natural fertilizer that is the beneficial by-product of keeping worms. School presentations are a great way to introduce composting in the classroom. My presentations are interactive and engaging, and usually last about an hour. The package includes a fully functioning bin, a pound of worms, a bag of castings, bedding samples, and printed materials. Contact me for more information. They just love it, and I am always amazed at the really good questions. Everybody learns!
Gardening information coming soon....In the meantime, call or email for rates, an estimate, a list of services, and availability.