Attadale Rehabilitation Hospital’s worm farm thriving thanks to Shaun


Shaun Amozig with some of the worms he cares for. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476301
Shaun Amozig with some of the worms he cares for. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476301

A LOCAL hospital with a focus on rehabilitation has tried its hand at sustainability, with the implementation of a worm farm.

Located on site, the worm farm is maintained by employee Shaun Amozig with help from Attadale Rehabilitation Hospital’s environmental services team.

Shaun commenced employment at the Hislop Road facility in May through disability employment service BizLink, with his days made up of general duties and keeping 2000-plus worms fed with hospital kitchen scraps.

The scraps are broken down by the worms to provide organic worm castings and a liquid fertiliser.

“Shaun does a fantastic job and it’s great to see the results,” chief executive Jane Case said.

“We’ve used the worm juice on our roses at the front of the hospital and they are thriving.”

The hospital also has plans for a new community therapy garden.

The garden, which is still in its infancy as an idea, could produce herbs for use in the hospital kitchen and be designed to help with patient rehabilitation.

An olive branch has been extended to community volunteers keen to be involved in the garden’s working group.

To get involved, visit www.attadalerehabilitation.com.au.

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