Building compost, and planting for winter

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Our eager composters dig dig dig for soil friends and foes as they add cafeteria waste.

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Every moving compost creature is trapped in a jar to look at closely and draw a close enough look alike in their journals.

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Salvaged lunch carrots and a weeks worth of food waste also goes in the compost pile.

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Meanwhile at the other end of the garden the first Narcissus bulbs get planted for early spring surprise.

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Tony helps fill a raised bed with shrub trimmings and soil so he and his classmates can plant celery and cilantro.

They’ll be growing the same plants indoors in their classroom for a controlled experiment they’ll be working on, comparing and assessing different growing conditions.


And now for rain!