Creating New Earth

There’s no secret in the fact that it’s the simplest things in life that provide the most happiness. And this week I discovered that little lesson once more when my 8-year old son and I opened the lid of the compost bin we started last summer.  Amazingly …miraculously … in the span of a few short months, we had produced our very own earth!

Created entirely from our efforts to recycle lawn clippings, leaves and kitchen scraps, the dark, nutrient-rich soil we found inside was perfectly decomposed and ready for use in our new garden.

Composting, whether done on a large scale or small, is incredibly rewarding.  With each scoop placed into your garden or planters, you know you’ve done your part to put to good use what otherwise would be thrown away.  It’s such an easy, tangible way to teach children the importance of minimizing waste while also doing something good for their Earth.

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2 Responses to “Creating New Earth”

  1. Sara Furr says:

    Do I see a Horticulturist in the making??

  2. admin says:

    Horticulturist might be a little too ambitious … but then again I didn’t know I’d be this excited about making dirt! So, who knows? This would crack up Grandpa, right?

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