Why schools need to compost – School News NZ

Why schools need to compost – School News NZ

Making compost usually leads to growing food.

In schools, that means a fun escape from the classroom and a chance to pick up some handy life skills around food, nutrition and abundance.

It also links with the sustainability curriculum, teaching about the interconnectedness of photosynthesis, growth and decomposition. How better to engage with that important topic than in the kitchen garden where the compost heap is cooking away; vegetables and fruit trees thrive; and the soil is spongy and moist.

In that environment it is hard to miss the cyclical nature of what is going on. The green leaves of vegetation inhale carbon dioxide and suck water from the ground. Sunshine falls on the leaves and a simple carbohydrate is formed: sugar.

Read on at: https://www.schoolnews.co.nz/2020/08/op-ed-why-schools-need-to-compost/?fbclid=IwAR2WeRySyhuEJYcqGiKjEdiuZFVMXF4ai0JjYOErFTfajTbD8Op3aD7e0-M

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