COMPOSTING TOTALS for the 2009-2010 school year! The data is in and it’s staggering- we diverted a lot of lunchroom waste from the landfill- over two tons!!!! Thanks a lot to all the lunchroom helpers who contributed and helped out. Thanks also to VISTA Beth Graves for really helping run this program and keep the data collected. Here it is:
Orca’s on-site wormbins: 551.76 pounds
Sent to Cedar Grove: 3916.24 pounds
Year Total: 4468 pounds
Total Average Food Waste Collected per Month: 496.56 pounds
Average Worm bin compost per month:34.35333333 pounds
Average Cedar Grove per month: 462.21 pounds
Here’s our video again on how we did it:
rasberries & Blueberries galore
Tomatoes are looking fantabulous!
Thank you everybody for supporting and believing in the Orca Garden. All the volunteers, teachers, and students helped us achieve a lot this year.
We raised baby salmon and released them into the wild, composted almost 5,000 pounds of food, planted an amazing assortment of fruits and veggies for harvest this Fall, and we donated thousands of plants to 18 different non-profit groups and schools who are doing food justice and education work. Thank you!!!!!
This September we are going to have a lot more food to cook and eat with students- so don’t forget to come by every WEDNESDAY and visit our open garden w/ Beth and I. Peace!
We got to harvesting here on this last week of school. 3 different lettuce, 2 kales, rainbow chard, and a few mint leaves. Top it off with balsamic vinegar and bread from the Columbia City Bakery and we had ourselves a delicious snack. Thanks Melanie’s class for an amazing year. Extra special thanks to the bunny Bunnicula for coming out to visit also.