Lifestyle - Environment | 6-12 yrs

How To Teach Your Child To Make Compost

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Never plant without a bucket of compost at your side – Elsa Bakalar

Ask any gardener and he will tell you the importance of composting yard waste and food scraps. With composting becoming a topic of growing interest in schools throughout the country, we take a closer look.

Compost is decomposed organic material such as leaves, grass clippings and kitchen waste. Apart from providing essential nutrients for plant growth, it also improves soil structure and enables it to hold adequate moisture, nutrients and air. So, go ahead and teach your child to make compost, and contribute to the environment. Go through a list of links on composting by flipping through this ClipBook. 

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