News from the Compost Shed

compostThe first graders from Mrs. Salamanca‚Äôs class were the lucky students to be able to use our first batch of finished compost!  Mrs. Salamanca had shared the book, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, and had been discussing ways to make the world more beautiful.  Like Miss Rumphius, they decided to spread Lupine seeds, and, thanks to Mrs. Chappuis who brought in seeds and three small plants, were able to do just that.  The students first visited the compost shed where they saw fresh compost scraps from the kitchen, lunchroom and classrooms.  Then they saw the other side of the shed that had a pile of old compost. 

After sifting out larger pieces, students took the compost to their garden spot.  They dug holes, added a few handfuls of compost, and then planted the baby Lupine plants and seeds.  We all look forward to seeing a beautiful bed of Lupines growing next spring!

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