When students take part in a hands-on composting program, they explore threads of relevance that connect a vast spectrum of studies, including environmental science, chemistry, sociology, economics, art, mathematics, and communication.
• Students learn to become responsible consumers by thinking about what happens to the waste they create once it disappears into a trash can.
• Composting provides an on-site tool for learning about community, the environment, and local systems of food production and waste disposal.
• Students can play an active role in improving their community’s vitality and environment.
• The rot cycle provides a sound foundation of understanding that can lead to an interdisciplinary approach to natural resources.
• Compost education encourages students to use their senses and identify with natural processes.
• Students love to explore the natural world of biological food webs that exist out of sight, below the surface of the earth.