Time Allocation: 30-40 minutes*
Activity Level: Moderate
There are many different ways to create compost. This activity has been designed with the needs of the educators in mind and employs a simple method of composting. Before beginning this activity, it is important to gather the materials required, including the compost bin and a mixture of ‘green’ and ‘brown’ materials. Selecting an appropriate site for your compost is also important; choosing a site with good shade and direct contact with the soil is necessary for your compost to work.
We encourage our Junior Landcarers to learn more about soil by exploring these other learning activities: more than just dirt, soil food web, creating a worm farm, and the installing a no-dig-garden bed activities.
*The time allocation is based on materials being sourced prior to commencing construction.