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Big Worm Dig Results and greenhouse in place

SiT plot can bring so many yields. Apart from the obvious food growing possibilities, people coming together to learn new skills and make new friends we would like to contribute to the wider research efforts around food growing techniques, biodiversity and anything else which pops into the creative minds of the crew.

One such opportunity arose with the Big Worm Dig​​ organised by Riverford. Designed to give more attention to the important and cuddly:) earthworms and help researchers gather data we got to work as set out in pictures below.

We had one result! A lovely Blue-grey worm Octolasion cyaneum – Violet with orange saddle and yellow tail tip – or at least that is what we think we found. Amazing the diversity of colours and features a worm can take. Hopefully in the future we will know our worm from others:)

Results were submitted and we continued the work on the greenhouse who has a base now, frame is screwed onto it and glass panels are being fitted. One more session and we might have a home for our tomatoes.

See to the right for next dates and sessions and hopefully see you there.

As usual more pictures can be found HERE

Riverford’s Big Worm Dig – big city dig

Riverford’s Big Worm Digbig city dig
In 2013 everybody worried about honey bees. Could 2014 be the year of the worm? The University of Central Lancashire’s earthworm experts and Soil Association licensee Riverford Organic Farms are hoping to collate survey results about the British earthworm population from all over the country. Join in with their Big Worm Dig from May 26-June 1. You can register here to take part.

http://www.riverfordbigwormdig.com/join-in

We will be counting the earthworms on our plot this Sunday!