Students work on Compost Project

Recently, the Green Team started a new project that involves composting. They ordered compost which is now mulch. This mulch will be put on the high school campus and the edible garden. Using compost in a garden enhances the growth of the plants.

Manchester-Essex’s Green Team is in the middle of processing the Curbside Composting. The Green Team is selling compost to people and the compost is from Black Earth Compost Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Manchester-Essex’s Green Team is in the middle of processing the Curbside Composting. The Green Team is selling compost to people and the compost is from Black Earth Compost Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns works on the compost project by planning a raffle sale. The goal is to sell the tickets and make money off of them to buy compost and other green tools to improve the schools environment. Whoever won the raffle got half the money made. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Eden Silag-Stearns works on the compost project by planning a raffle sale. The goal is to sell the tickets and make money off of them to buy compost and other green tools to improve the schools environment. Whoever won the raffle got half the money made. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Several of the compost bags are piled up behind the school for members of the green team to sell.  The green team sells the compost to anyone who wants to buy it. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Several of the compost bags are piled up behind the school for members of the green team to sell. The green team sells the compost to anyone who wants to buy it. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo holds up a bag of Black Earth Compost. The Green Team and local company, Black Earth Compost are working together to help out not only the community but the environment in general. The compost will be put into the edible garden. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Teddy Economo holds up a bag of Black Earth Compost. The Green Team and local company, Black Earth Compost are working together to help out not only the community but the environment in general. The compost will be put into the edible garden. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dark green bins are placed behind the school on the loading dock. These are used for sorting the trash and compost disposed during lunch time. The compost in the bins eventually turn into dirt and is used to put into the school garden to nourish the plants growth. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dark green bins are placed behind the school on the loading dock. These are used for sorting the trash and compost disposed during lunch time. The compost in the bins eventually turn into dirt and is used to put into the school garden to nourish the plants growth. Credit: Marlaina Fulmer for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Freshmen Eden Silag-Stearns gathers information about compost. Silag Stearns learns about composting and which compost is better to use. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Eden Silag-Stearns gathers information about compost. Silag Stearns learns about composting and which compost is better to use. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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