Girl Scouts help out with composting

Posted on by Surprise Highway
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A Girl Scout group from Kensington came to the garden to learn about composting. We put them to work by piling browns (leaves)and greens (weeds) onto one pile and adding water.  Other scouts shoveled  decomposed compost from another pile onto a screen.  After sifting through 1/2 inch and then 1/4 inch screens the result is rich dark brown compost that smells like the rain forest. Through the process the girls discovered many of the decomposers doing their job in the piles. Red worms, sow bugs, springtails, benificial bacteria and fungi are what we saw or saw evidence of. In an hour we made a  wheelbarrow of compost to add to the garden.