Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Composting for Health (Ours and Our Planet's)

Paradise greetings,

Last Friday, a Master Gardener came to talk with the Growing Healthy Kids group at one of the Boys and Girls Clubs where we have a garden. It was a rainy afternoon, so our plan to have the lesson outside at the garden was rearranged by Mother Nature.
Meet Adina Lehrman: "The Compost Gardener", purveyor of poo, compost concoctor, and butterfly benefactor (I'm not kidding, that what it says on her card!).

Adina talked with the kids about composting and she brought some great teaching tools: dirt, bunny balls, and bugs. The kids learned that composting is simply Nature's way of recycling and that if it weren't for organic compost, the Earth would be covered with rocks and sand, manure and garbage.

The kids learned how to make home compost piles and what NOT to put in them (NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS-they attract carniverous animals like raccoons and rats).

Thank you, Adina, for sharing your wealth of information - and cool bunny balls - and engaging the kids in another aspect of gardening for great health (ours and our planet's).

Growing Healthy Kids - improving the health - and lives - of kids, one garden and one child at a time.

To your perfect health,

Nancy Heinrich
Founder, Growing Healthy Kids