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Re: soils and compost activities

Did you know that there are more microbes in a piece of compost
the size of a dime than there are people living on the earth?
That's wows them <G>.   Pull up clover and see the bacterial
colonies on the roots. Kids like that too.  Cook a potato in
your compost heap.... to get it really hot pour in a bottle of
sugar solution (I use "flat" softdrinks, out of date corn
syrup, anything sweet) the night before.  Steam will come out
even on hot days if you do this! That's an attention grabber
too <G>.  (By the way, I wouldn't personally EAT the potato....
just to be safe.)
----- Original Message -----
From: Hope Finkelstein <hope@growingpower.org>
To: listserv cg <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 3:47 PM
Subject: [cg] soils and compost activities

> Could anyone share your favorite hands-on activities working
with kids
> (ages 5-12) dealing with soils, composting, worms.
> I'm organizing a 20minute workshop, so the kids won't be able
to do any
> long term decomposition stuff...
> thanks so much.
> Hope Finkelstein
> Growing Power
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