School Composting Program. Photo Gallery. Ideas so far…. Grade 1/2 and 3/4 buddy classes to set up and maintain a composting program at school . Reintroduce ‘wrapper free Wednesday’ to whole school .
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White HatWhat do we know about composting?
Green and brown items
30% of all garbage could be used in compost
Only food is allowed in compost
Meat, dairy products, bread, citrus peels (worm farms), fish, bones – are not allowed in compost bins
Food scraps make soil
no wrappers in compost
Green HatWhat thoughts/ideas/questions do you have about composting?
How long will it take for us to start this process?
Will the preps understand?
How much time will it take for the compost to decompose?
Can we put twigs, leaves and hay into our compost?How can we do this at cohr?
Collect sticks from the oval to go into our compost
How much soil will we need to use?
Yellow HatWhy would it be good for us to compost at COHR?
So we can help our plants grow
To make less rubbish in our landfill– includes less impact on our environment
To help us to have less rubbish around the school
We can help promote/educate other people about composting within the community
Save the school money by making our own fertilizer
Reusing our food scraps (4rs)
Black HatThink of some of the reasons why composting might be difficult at COHR?
Might take a long time to build up our compost
Our compost bin might not be big enough
Our hands get dirty– need gloves to keep it hygienic
Have to keep it moist and mix it
We need a cover for our compost
Might be difficult to collect all the food scraps
Could have rats or pests if we compost incorrectly
Where will we get all the materials that we will need?
Red HatHow do you feel about a school composting program?
Happy that we’re not throwing away food scraps in the bin, but that we are contributing to the environment
We are helping our plants to grow
Excited to be a part of the program
Happy because we are not affecting our waterways
Proud of our efforts to compost
Amazed to see the compost process in action
Blue HatUsing all this information, what will composting at COHR look like?
Everyone working together– cooperation
It will look clean and nice
A good opportunity to get together and talk
It looks fun to take care of our environment
This might make us start composting within our own homes
It could be smelly
A community – building knowledge and resources