Saturday, October 15, 2011
Food, Fun and Compost at Nerang Primary School Permablitz
The food is growing with such wonderful abundance at Nerang Primary School.
The gardening team and their students helpers clearly have green thumbs and some exciting plantings.
The pigeon pea bushes provide a wonderful source of protein and some tasty dhals.
A colorful butterfly adds to the garden's creativity.
The permablitz team lead by Leah worked hard to create a new compost area.
Recycled materials formed the supports of this new area and created two open bays.
Layers of green cuttings from the garden, shredded paper, manure, mulch and some decomposed grass clippings were added.
Layers were hosed to dampen before the next layer was added.
The grass clippings were broken up to mix more easily with the other materials.
A plastic cover was placed over the pile to retain nutrients from being washed out by summer storms.
The school gardening team will continue to add materials including vegetable scraps and lawn cuttings to the compost to increase its variety of nutrients, and the compost will be moved between bays to add to its development.