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Lee County 4-H Vermiculture Program

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This was developed for in-person programming. With combined creativity we can support your classroom in this virtual world and as restrictions are ever changing, when you are back in the classroom.

The 4-H Vermicomposting program offers fifth-grade students an opportunity to explore a micro-community. This community contains producers, consumers, and
decomposers (as all communities do), and students are encouraged to reflect upon their learning as they achieve mastery of the concepts in producing this curriculum we have kept in mind that teachers are busy people. Therefore, each of the six lessons is tied to the Department of Public Instruction Standard Course of Study.


  • Increase student knowledge through hands on learning opportunities in areas of science and agriculture.
  • Provide experiential learning so students will demonstrate skills and knowledge mastered from this experience.
  • Introduce vermicomposting and increase awareness of recycling and composting


All 4-H Curriculum employs the experiential learning model, encouraging self discovery, reflection, and application to other areas in life. Evaluations are important for impact reporting. There are evaluation questions after each lesson. Lee 4-H will assess the class’s experience with an evaluation we create and ask to be completed by the instructor.

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There is no training needed to utilize this curriculum. However, there are specialist available through NC State Extension to assist you and your student’s educational goals.


Competency Goal 1: The learner will conduct investigations to build an understanding of the interdependence of plants and animals. 1.01 Describe and compare several common ecosystems (communities of organisms and their interaction with the environment). 1.02 Identify and analyze the functions of organisms within the population of the ecosystem: Producers Consumers Decomposers. 1.03 Explain why an ecosystem can support a variety of organisms. 1.04 Discuss and determine the role of light, temperature, and soil composition in an ecosystem’s capacity to support life. 1.05 Determine the interaction of organisms within an ecosystem. Explain and evaluate some ways that humans affect ecosystems. Pollutants. 1.07 Determine how materials are recycled in nature.