Maia Hansen, AmeriCorps VISTA at Highfields Center for Composting, facilitated an engaging workshop on composting for students and staff at Laraway School. Imagine worms and dirt and food scraps, just the kinds of things environmentally-minded students like to dig into.
Hansen introduced participants to the practice of composting via hands-on activities, demonstrations and questions that encouraged students to think of why composting matters. She stressed the importance of closing the loop on food waste. Instead of simply burying it, why not transform food waste for a whole new purpose, to fertilize gardens?
“A number of students are excited to build compost bins on site as a next step,” said Cornelius Murphy, Laraway’s Farm Steward.
Hansen presented a tailor-made wagon to Laraway, soon to be debuted on the Johnson campus.
Photo Caption: Maia Hansen, AmeriCorp VISTA at Highfields Center for Composting