in a family show how they use garbage to make compost.
Starting with a box with wooden slat sides, they add
leaves, leftover vegetables, and grass clippings.
Layer after layer is sprayed with water and tossed.
Soon little critters like worms help the compost to
change and decay. Do they notice the heat coming from
it? Soon, the soft, sweet smelling black soil is ready
to hold plants that grow beautiful vegetables.
photographs and short text desctiptions on each page
will inspire others to use their garbage to help their
Kids Wings unit in the Discover
Magic CD includes a beautiful gardening slide
show extending children's understanding the the value
of composting by Robert “Skip” Richter,
County Extension Director, Travis County Texas AgriLife
Extension Service. (The photograph in the header above
is taken from this slide show.)
by County Extension Director, Robert "Skip"