IEM and Second Graders Build Compost at Milbridge Elementary School
Ah, manure! A generous donation of stable manure lay before us as the Milbridge kindergarten and second grade children and their teachers gathered to make compost with Harrington gardener, Brian Dyer Stewart on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 (almost Halloween).
First the seaweed and then grass clippings…
A little bit of soil from the garden to make the compost feel right at home. There were many willing and enthusiastic workers.
Eye to eye, compost builders of America.
Don’t forget the leaves. Green, brown, water and air, that’s how we make our compost.
Everyone chipped in.
Almost to the top. We got the front panel wired into place.
Word on the street has it that it will start heating up. We’ll see………..
P.S. by day #3, the temp of the pile had risen from 60 degrees to 129 degrees.
Now that’s a good compost pile!
Stand tall! Compost Builders of America!