Friday, March 16, 2012

Composting 101

Wes Duren from Marvin's Organic Gardens visited our school on March 5th and told us a lot about the importance of compost for growing healthy gardens and exactly how to make them!  He started with a topic which happens to be most interesting for the kids...WORMS!!!

He explained how worms are so important in the gardens and we should should store our throw-away fruits and vegetable pieces so that the worms can feed on them and turn them into compost, an imporatnt ingredient for good gardening.  It was amazing how the kids responded and the daily use of the classroom compost bins became all the more interesting after this session.

The kids couldn't wait to get their hands into the soil. They touched it, smelled it, and found interesting things like twigs and rocks when they investigated closer. Thank you Mr. Wes!

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