Composting School Gardening Bird Houses Butterfly Garden
In Class Composting
Students learned about red worms and how important they are to keeping our soil filled with nutrients for plants. They also learned about the anatomy of worms and how to care for them in our classroom compost bins.
School Wide Food Waste Reduction
Green Charter of the Midlands partnered with Atlas Organics to launch their school wide food waste reduction. Students learned about the importance of compost, why they should help with our food waste reduction, and the proper way to implement food reduction. Students also created videos and posters to educate each other on the proper items to compost for proper food waste reduction.
Students learned the importance of composting and the proper way to compost. They then began their school wide food waste composting.
Students composted 336 pounds in just one month!!!!!
Each student in our school planted and maintained our school garden. We are so happy to see our sunflowers, peppers, beets, onions, cucumbers, butterfly garden and more bloom before our eyes!
The Green Charter Gardening Club made a small butterfly garden inside of a plastic pool. Their teachers drilled holes in the bottom for drainage. The students then placed compost, soil, and shredded paper in the pool to plant assorted plants to attract butterflies. The butterflies will help to pollinate the plants in our school garden.