Ambitious Educators Luwana Bawcum and Mary Glendura of Benton County dedicated themselves to teaching 18 scouts about herbs and composting. Luwana explains a great way to engage a young group of learners, "We played the Compost Game. A scout would pick an item out of a box and we would yell either "IN" or "OUT" of the compost pile. They also did a hands-on activity by making their own mini-composters in empty plastic water bottles, which were gathered from my recent Camden Garden Club bingo night fundraiser. The scouts were amazed to see that the one I had made a week earlier had already begun to turn into compost!"
And we are amazed too! Thank you Luwana and Mary for instilling a love and curiosity for the natural world of composting into the next generation. Happy composting, folks!