Sunday, April 13, 2014

Field Trip #1: Kompost Kids

Spring is finally showing her (slightly) warmer face so we decided to visit the Kompost Kids Community Compost - every Saturday at noon! 

Melissa explains how compost works and what we'll be doing today.

First step: check the temperature. One of the piles was over 100 degrees! 

Layers of food scraps (green source), and wood chip/hay (brown source).

PVC pipes with holes drilled in them help to aerate the compost, breaking it down faster.

Lifting from bin 2 to bin 3 where the compost will enter the final stage of break down. 

Sandra is having a great time playing in the dirt! 

This compost is being put in the wheelbarrow to join the resting pile.

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