This week in gardening class we practiced drawing carrots. Students drew three sizes of carrots using acrylic paints and construction paper. We also planted sunflowers with Delphine. Each student was given their tire planter to water and care for.
Mezidor taught the students about composting. And special guest Robin Borrud brought large pans to collect rabbit waste to add to our new compost bin. Robin is helping our class with many things: bringing in seeds and gardening supplies; researching feeds for rabbit program and looking into re-starting our aquaponics program. Winter made rice and vegetables for lunch. Our key terms this week were:
Compost: decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.
Organic: living biological matter.
Decay: (of organic matter) rot or decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi.