Compost in the Classroom

The Gardens at Heather Farm​ in Walnut Creek offers composting classes at no cost for any school within the RecycleSmart service area. Each one hour classroom or afterschool presentation will teach kids in grades TK - 6 about how home or school based composting works to reduce waste and nourish plants in the garden. There are two programs offered:

 

DO THE ROT THING: SOILS AND COMPOSTING

Dig in and investigate the science of soil and decomposition. Students will solve a compost insect mystery, create a compost experiment, and discover our role in green waste recycling and conservation.

 

WONDERFUL WORMS

Through experiments and observation students investigate the hidden life of this fascinating composter and create a classroom worm bin.

 

To schedule a classroom visit, email The Gardens at Heather Farm at education@gardenshf.org.

 

For more information or if you have questions, please contact:

Erin Wheeler, Education Manager

erin@gardenshf.org

925-947-6712