Composting & Culture
Composting is the process of turning discarded food and plants into something usable, “healthy dirt” that nourishes the soil for growing plants. It offers a way to recycle food rather than add to heaps of trash.
Composting also offers connections—to the environment, the food system, our own food habits, the places we inhabit, and the cultures surrounding our food. Through composting, we can recognize these connections as well as create some excellent gardening materials!
The Center developed a curriculum project on composting that teaches about the connections of composting to food systems and food cultures–along with how to compost. See the Center Projects for the documentary video and activity guide.
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