Working with Worms - For Educators - The Artground


Working with Worms – For Educators

Join us in our latest online gardening-inspired arts workshop specially curated for early childhood educators titled Working with Worms facilitated by Cultivate Central in collaboration with The ArtgroundThis interactive online workshop will include activity sheets, programme design framework, videos, live quizzes and a sharing of ideas and experiences. 

Working with Worms gives early educators access to how one of our key creative partners at The Artground designs, develops and delivers gardening-inspired arts educational experiences for preschoolers.



Course Information

Please Email if you are keen to organise a group booking. Minimum 18 teachers per session, maximum 22 teachers per session.

Duration: 1 hr 45 mins
Cost: $25 per participant
(inclusive of e-materials and e-certificate)
Online LIVE stream via Zoom
Full payment must be made before training date

What is Working with Worms?

Gardening-inspired arts programmes make for holistic learning, creativity, connection to nature and community, and early educators play an important role in creating these well-rounded opportunities in easily accessible eco-systems.


1) Navigate and create experiences across multiple disciplines in an immediate and accessible setting.

2) Gain knowledge and tools about worms, soil or composting that will lead to unique and creative lessons about the life beneath our feet.

3) Develop confidence in creating cross disciplinary earth stewardship initiatives and achieving NEL objectives through approachable, age appropriate, impactful tried and tested activities.

4) Through a Soil to Soil approach, zoom into the topic of worms, composting and soil, and fuse your lessons with art, purposeful play and creative expressions. 


1) Sharing of gardening-inspired arts experiences and mapping possibilities
2) Why does soil matter in early education?
3) Why work with worms?
4) Composting in a preschool setting
5) Experience multidisciplinary outcomes and activities

About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a social enterprise on a quest to bring about a cultural shift by making growing food regeneratively, working with soil, composting and reducing food miles second nature in the city. We’ve been building food gardens, composting with worms and running garden inspired programming for more than 5 years.

We turned our passion for vermicomposting into developing and delivering unique nature-based learning programmes for children and their educators.

Cultivate Central has worked on regenerating soil and worked with worms in a way that is accessible to children and their communities. Since 2017, we’ve reached over 4500 children through our gardening inspired programmes and partnerships with various organisations, schools, preschools and corporates.

Nova Nelson, Founder of Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Designer, gardening coach, urban farmer, consultant and social entrepreneur. She has worked with children and their communities and has helped organisations, corporates and schools embark on their eco-based initiatives. She believes that nature is the ultimate teacher and is passionate about restoring soil, working with worms, creating micro farms and championing regenerative food systems and efforts.

Dawn Sng is an educator that has been trained in the early years. She has a Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Her initial years of teaching children and mentoring teachers in a preschool that strongly believes in Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences shaped her as an educator. It showed how nature is often approached as a topic rather than an area for growth. She believes that to teach, educators need to constantly be learning. She desires to continue her growth as an educator by creating more ‘ah ha!’ moments for others.