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Locally Delicious Kids Worm Bin

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In order to educate kids on the use we constructed a Worm Bin that could be easily recreated by kids without the help of their parents following the instructions we developed.


Problem statement and criteria


The cost of the project will not exceed a limit of fifteen dollars as decided by projected constraints on the target age group.


The amount of time related to upkeep of the worm bin will be minimal and sustainable for an estimated time of six to twelve months.


Materials apart from the worms themselves will not be difficult to obtain for the targeted age group or their parents, i.e. outside of the home, local hardware stores, or local grocery stores.


Within two months the worm bin will be able to produce castings provided that the worm bin is properly cared for and is given an adequate amount of food waste.


Build time should be minimal, i.e. able to be completed over the course of one weekend by the targeted age group.


The worm bin design will enable the targeted age group to both learn about the general design of a worm bin and to help them understand the concepts of waste and consumption.


The worm bin design will be able to withstand the effects of child contact and weather for six to twelve months provided that the worm bin is being properly maintained.


The materials used in the design of the worm bin will not be harmful to the targeted age group’s health or well being.


The design of the worm bin will be easily reproducible by the targeted age group, given adequate parental help and supervision.

Description of final project

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Testing Results

How to build

Discussion and next steps