Our school’s compost program had been out of commission for a year and our group wanted to revive it. We had implemented the program with willing classrooms as a trial in order to convince the school that we could operate effectively. Many teachers were concerned about smells and insect activity.
We liaised with our school division’s compost coordinator to learn about the division biovator and how to effectively collect compost that it can process. We expanded our compost program where about half of the school was participating to all classrooms. In addition we recruited a third classroom to assist with compost collection and education. Our collection expanded and we eliminated staff concerns of insect activity and smells. Once we returned to small groups in May/June, we planted a raspberry and rhubarb garden so that we could begin a more long term project in our gardens that would be more sustainable. We harvested our first few raspberries when we returned in September.