Monday, July 27, 2009

Through Rain, Sleet, or Snow

Well it only drizzled a little so it wasn't that bad of a day. We had a mission to try and find things to help us keep our own garden here at UV moist with the temperatures going over 100 degrees so many days in the week. The kids had not seen compost actually "cooking" on a pile but did know what the finished product looked like. They got to feel the "heat" of decomposing matter coming from the stack.

In these shots we are assembling the mix of brown materials, green materials and spraying it with water. Our packet label says in six week this will decompose (a new word the Green Team guides introduced) and would be usable in our garden as rich organic materials. Yum!!!

Our younger kids were fascinated to find that worms digest vegetation and also have some "body fluids released" like other animals. Well they had to find out today. We had lots of soap and warm water for cleanup. You can really discover things at the Texas Discovery Garden.

1 comments:

Janet

This sounds like such a cool field trip! I'm so sad I didn't get to go! Everyone looks so engaged!