TEACHING IN THE DIRT:
Gardens that Feed: Compost
When I put this Module together, I found myself introducing elements that can be found in any type of garden. All great gardens have working compost areas! With so many options, where do we start?
Step One: Begin with some research. Check out the children’s Book, “Compost Stew?” in the Outdoor Classrooms Library. Answer the following questions:
- Why compost?
- What is compost?
- Why should I compost?
- How do I begin composting?
- What materials can be composted?
- What do I do with the compost?
Add these questions to your visual journal. Invite children to help you answer these questions. Write down their answers word for word. There is a lot of science behind the compost process.
Step Two: Decide what type of compost experience you want to offer your children.
- Compost in a Bag
- Compost in a Bin
- Compost in a 3 Tier System
Step Three: Dig In and get inspired with these additional great resources!