Makin’ Compost at Luther Burbank

Our first round of compost is coming through and the kids helped filter it with our compost tumbler to remove sticks and large clumps. We were able to fill a large wheelbarrow and have more to do next time.

 The compost is made of food scraps from nearby restaurant Room Forty , mixed with clippings from the school garden. 

The kids have learned about the proportions of Browns (high carbon materials) and greens (high nitrogen materials) and have turned and seen the compost break down all along the way. This compost will be used to amend the soil. It’s great for the veggies!!

Alexandra Carbone