On September 16, 2011, the first composting system at John Eager Howard School got underway. The school now has worm bins, and the effort got started underway on “Parking Day” with vermiculture (worm composting) presentations to teachers and students in pre-K – 2nd grade. The students had the opportunity to put compost into the bins and see the worms in action.
Following the demonstration, the worm bins have been kept in classrooms for the students to interact with on a regular basis.
Starting October 26th, in collaboration with the Whitelock Community Farm and RHIC, the entire school will be composting fruit and vegetable scraps from their lunches for "Wasteless Wednesdays."