Making compost from garbage at Sullivan PreK

Hello, Sunshine! How happy we are to finally get a chance to see you in the garden this month!

The kids at Sullivan Prek love to play in the dirt; so today we talked about COMPOST. Together we read a book, narrated by a little girl who told us that her garden grows from garbage. She defined the kind of garbage that can go into her compost bin — fruit and veggie scraps and garden leftovers — as well as water to keep it moist. Sometimes her mom even mixes the pile with a pitchfork. After some time the materials DECAY and turn into soil for their garden.

The students had a chance to look into the compost pile in their garden for themselves; and to touch real compost, collected from the bottom of the bin.

What fun it is to see this magic happen in real life!

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.