Composting is a large part of Eagleville's environmental focus. It is important to teach the students to be responsible citizens of the earth - respecting our earth is respecting ourselves!
Eagleville composts in a school wide effort to reduce waste sent to the landfills. Lunch scraps are composted daily and rain barrels are used to collect water necessary for the composting process.
Check out this webpage from Cornell University on composting...Composting in Schools
Composting Tips & Reasons to Compost
- Lunch scraps turn into nutrient rich compost
- Composting can be used in planting and gardening
- Adding compost to a garden improves soil fertility and stimulates healthy root development in plants
- Composting not only reduces the amount of waste to be disposed of but converts it into a product that is useful for the earth
- Worms love coffee grounds
- Newspaper or plain white paper from the computer is excellent for composting - shred first
- Finished compost is usually less than 1/2 the volume of the materials you started with - much denser
- For faster composting, keep your compost in direct sun
- Leaves and grass clippings can also be used in composting
- Use a compost turner to aerate your compost