Preschoolers are composting at The Dirt Factory and learning about sustainability

Nov 08, 2013 9 years ago

For the last several months, preschoolers at the Parent-Infant Center have been collecting fruit and vegetable scraps for composting at The Dirt Factory. As stewards of the environment, composting is very important to PIC, and all week, their classrooms collect food scraps and hold them in the freezer. On Tuesdays, a teacher from the Roadrunner class takes a small group of kids around the entire center with collection bins, and this is what some of those little environmentalists had to say about why composting is important:

"When you compost it helps the environment. The environment is the Earth and where everybody lives. We don't want to pollute the Earth because the Earth can't feel good when you pollute."

"Composting is when there's a kind of thing, like say an apple. You don't eat all the apple all over because there's a grind in it, and you put it inside a worm thing and the worms eat it all up."

"Compost turns banana peels and orange peels into soil. The worms can get more energy when they eat the compost that we don't want to eat. They eat it and they make it into soil."

Join these tiny sustainability heroes and bring your own compostable food waste to The Dirt Factory. We're open for drop-offs Wednesdays from 5-6PM and Saturdays from 10:30-11:30AM.