BareGreen, Inc. donates KC 2000 to Keister Elementary School in Harrisonburg, VA…
June 12, 2009
I have enclosed pictures of my students using the composting pail you donated to our school this year. The 3rd graders at Keister Elementary (in Harrisonburg, Virginia) used the pail to collect organic matter from our lunch room each day. Then later on, as I did read aloud, students would take the items out and cut them down (with scissors) so they would decompose faster. Then as we would head outside to recess each day we would dump the pail in our large composter outside!
Over a 3 month period the children collected compost from our school and then by late spring our large outdoor composter was full, appropriately decomposed and ready to use. The children spread the compost, planted seeds and beautiful plants in our large outdoor garden.
This year’s composting challenge was a new adventure for both me and my 8 years old students. I feel like over the course of a few months I converted my students into composting fanatics! They couldn’t throw an apple core or banana peel away without putting it into the composter. My kids’ parents wrote me notes about where to get buckets like the one we used at school and I told them about your website. The children took turns taking the bucket home at night to bring compostable material back to school the next day, from home.
Thank you for helping us on our mission to be more “green” and environmentally conscious.
For about 5 weeks we took to weighing our compostable matter and logged over 400 pounds we were putting to better use. Composting has given our custodians less waste to dispose of and give our students a feel good purpose. It never took away from my academic obligations as a teacher either. There’s always time to work on saving our planet.
We would love to receive some filters so that we can continue using the bucket next school year!
3rd Grade Teacher
100 Maryland Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801