Here is the best part! When we are finished making compost, we are going to use it as part of a school-wide Earth Day project! We are going to mix it with organic potting soil, and then we will repurpose milk containers from the cafeteria as plant pots. We will plant container-size vegetables and herbs in the cartons, and distribute them to the clients of the Saint James Food Pantry, so they can grow fresh vegetables and herbs at their homes.
This project helps our environment, helps the hungry in our community, teaches us about recording and interpreting data, and provides amazing fertilizer. What could be better?