In partnership with Star City Compost and Lick Run CDC, we offer educational experiences in composting for youth and adults. The compost facility is open for field trips for adults and youth. We can also come to your classroom with our Compost Education Trailer as presenters on composting, zero-waste, plastic pollution, and hands-on solutions to climate change.
Our team has decades of experience in classroom and outdoor ecological education and has a passion for teaching about sustainability. A sliding-scale contribution for a presentation or field trip ensures educators are paid a living wage, that our programs are always accessible, and that we can continue to invest in community-owned agriculture.
Our Compost Education Trailer is a mobile static aerated compost system. The trailer is available for 2-3 month-long visits to schools and universities.
The trailer experience teaches:
General information on what is composting.
Proper ratios of carbon and nitrogen sources for making compost.
Passively aerating compost through the use of appropriate technology.
How to monitor the temperature and assess the oxygen and water demands of your compost pile.
The basics of how to set up an off-grid solar array
How to catch and use rainwater in a rain barrel system
How to sieve your compost and add it to your garden.