After receiving the much needed grant to build a composting program at Nute Middle High School in Milton, New Hampshire, we purchased the supplies to build the actual bin and the supplies needed to collect and deliver organic materials to the bin.
The Agricultural Science class, with the help of the Industrial Arts teacher Ben Carleton, built the bin in the shop of our school in about 30 days. We also invited a high school student, Paige Viel, to coordinate the project for school credit as an educational learning opportunity.
She started coordinating collection sites on campus by delivering supplies needed for collection and educational materials about what organic matter can be collected. We will be adding soil and collecting organic material for a few weeks before school ends and plan on picking up full composting from our kitchens in the fall.
The composted soil will be used by the Agricultural Science class to plant seedlings next spring. This project has allowed us to use the organic material generated from our school to produce much needed soil for our greenhouse project.
Many thanks to the Strafford County Master Gardeners for the Carolyn Bassage Memorial Grant for the money needed to start our composting program at Nute Middle High School!
Submitted by: Christine Henner, Life Science High School Teacher