Compost resources

On Friday, I did a presentation about composting in the classroom for some teachers’ college students at OISE. There was a small group of Masters’ students that I presented to, about starting compost programmes at schools, about getting students and staff excited about composting, and how to link composting to the curriculum. It was fun and a good experience to present to folks older than the elementary school kids I usually work with.

Anyway, I promised them I’d share some resources, so here they are. It’s likely I’ll add to this list in the future – there’s tons of information out there! Please share any other resources in the comments.

School Composting information

Composting information

Composting Guide

Worm bin/Vermicomposting resources

How to make a worm bin – Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Worm information

Lesson plans and curriculum links  (includes a list of curriculum links that can be made with composting) (all sorts of food literacy lesson plans, including several about composting and soil)

Compost Creatures and Friends

Earth as an Apple…/Unit3/Lesson5.pdf

Nature’s Recyclers – Activity Guide

My Composting Book

Compost Science Investigation

Composting – the Quest for Less

Little Rotters Composting Handbook

Composting in a jar

Composting goes to school

Compost biodiversity/compost critters


Yucky Worms by Vivian French

Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment by Mary Applehof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris

The Worm Cafe: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes by Binet Payne

Happy growing (and composting)!


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