New compost screen

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The Japanese have a saying that goes something like: "three minds make a genius". The compost sifting structure was originally  conceptualized by one our last years EDSET interns, Miguel,  from Albany high School. This spring, Danny (one of our workstudy students) and Kochi,  both undergraduate students from the  Landscape Architecture Construction Materials and Build class developed the idea and built the structure from hand hewn redwood branches from the garden. Later 9th graders Biology students from El Cerrito High School tested it out by producing wheel barrows of compost for the garden. The structure works great and we are producing coarsely and finely sifted compost. By having such a direct hands on experience with the material  students and volunteers are seeing how and what breaks down in the composting process.