Worms love our leftovers at Cabrillo

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What a fun day! We talked about composting and how it’s the way that earth recycles plants. The old plants and our food leftovers like apple cores and banana peels can be put into the compost bin and the bugs inside will eat it up and decompose it into lovely soil to feed the plants. The soil is full of nutrients — vitamins and minerals — that make the plants grow super duper happy and strong. Which, when we eat them, makes us super duper happy and strong, too!

We talked about how the smaller the pieces of plant matter in the compost bin, the faster it turns into soil. So the kids helped to chop and tear up some bolted lettuce before mixing it into the compost bin.

Then we hung out with our worm friends!

What a fun day! We talked about composting and how it’s the way that earth recycles plants. The old plants and our food leftovers like apple cores and banana peels can be put into the compost bin and the bugs inside will eat it up and decompose it into lovely soil to feed the plants. The soil is full of nutrients — vitamins and minerals — that make the plants grow super duper happy and strong. Which, when we eat them, makes us super duper happy and strong, too!

We talked about how the smaller the pieces of plant matter in the compost bin, the faster it turns into soil. So the kids helped to chop and tear up some bolted lettuce before mixing it into the compost bin.

Then we hung out with our worm friends!

Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.

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