Start Planning New Earth Day Event!

Remember last year’s clean up Earth Day Event at Cedar Lake!  What a great day of work! Thanks again volunteers and Huron Pines.  Check out the slide show! EARTH DAY CLEAN UP 2011

Building Vermicomposting Bins

The Compost Kids were excited to finally get the vermi-composting bins built this month.  We bought 2000 red wiggler worms and shredded lots of paper for bedding.  Vermicomposting is the process of having redworms and other decomposer organisms process our organic waste and turn it into a great natural fertilizer (called vermicompost).  We have to…

Thankful for the Compost Kids

We are building a strong team of Compost Kids. Today, the 3rd graders are adding carbon to the pile with shredded paper and pencil shavings. Next, we dumped the clay water from art class that we use to rinse the terracotta clay off with.  We will continue to layer the carbon sources and nitrogen sources…

Compost Kids Paint Buckets

COMPOST KIDS get ready to compost in the lunch room.  We are painting the buckets.  The duty of REMS compost kids is to dump the buckets when they get 3/4 full.  Next they need to rebag the bucket to prepare for its next use.

Compost Kids Build a Compost Pile

Compost Kids worked together to build a compost pile with bales of hay.  The pile has sticks on the bottom layer.  The next step is to begin the composting in the lunch room next week.   Way to go kids!

COMPOST KIDS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TODAY!

Compost Kid is beginning at REMS!  Applications are available in the Art room during your lunch. Get your lunch first and then head on down any Monday to join the club!  After completing the application students will become leaders of our school composting program. Students will volunteer at lunch, educate through blogs and presentations and…

COMPOST KIDS Chatter Begins!

    Today we began introducing students to the ideas of  COMPOST KIDS at REMS.  Teams cooperate to read the t-shirts and create posters to tell us about the program.  This year, Compost Kids will be completely student led. Monday meetings will be held to explore the greenhouse, learn about our school yard and work…

Adding Air to the compost pile…

Thank You Compost Kids for turning the compost pile.  Now that our pile is thawed out we can turn it with the pitchforks.  It is imporant that we add air and water by turning the pile.  This was hard work! But we are strong.

Thank You to All the Volunteers…Our school yard looks great!

Thank You to Americor, Huron Pines, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for attending our Compost Kids Earth Day Event.  We sanded and painted 10 benches, painted a brick wall, planted 70 trees, built a new compost fence, raked and raked and raked!  Our school yard looks great and we are very thankful for all the…