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

http://www.createyourowneden.org.nz/

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/compost/compost_pdf/schmanual.pdf

Composting information

www.evergreen.ca/docs/res/Backyard-CompostingGuide.pdf

http://www.foodshare.net/compost-breakdown

info.evergreen.ca/docs/res/Design-Ideas-2-CompostMulch.pdf

Composting Guide

Worm bin/Vermicomposting resources

www.evergreen.ca/docs/res/Green-City-Toolkit-Vermi-Composting.pdf

How to make a worm bin – Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Worm information

https://www.naturewatch.ca/english/wormwatch/

Lesson plans and curriculum links

http://www.kidsgrowing.ca/tool-kit/lesson-plans-worksheets  (includes a list of curriculum links that can be made with composting)

http://www.foodshare.net/educator-resources (all sorts of food literacy lesson plans, including several about composting and soil)

Compost Creatures and Friends

Earth as an Apple

www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Education/curriculum/ctl/…/Unit3/Lesson5.pdf

http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/cool/natrec.htm

Nature’s Recyclers – Activity Guide

http://www.saveorganicscraps.com/index.php/teachers

http://www.bra.org/curriculum/e.html

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

http://www.weblife.org/humanure/chapter3_10.html

http://www.plantsgalore.com/care/compost/03-Organisms.htm

Books

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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