13 May 2013

Queen Elizabeth Annex Garden Consultation and compost workshop

Queen Elizabeth Annex started developing a school garden a few years ago.  This year, one of the parents suggested bringing SPEC in to consult on the garden, and teach some classes.  The entire school, K-3, spent the day with Catriona learning about “what lives in your compost” , finding all the critters that live there, and setting up a composting system for the school.  A group of active parents have built a 3-bin compost system, and now the school is actively diverting waste from the landfill, and will be using it to enrich their food garden.  The school is hoping to bring SPEC on board next year to teach more classes, and to make sure the new Kindergarden students get a lesson on composting as they start their elementary education.