At the grow dome, we will be embarking upon a relatively large, composting program. We will be collecting yard waste from an eco-friendly landscaper, Green Envy, and organic coffee grounds from Sierra Pacific Coffee Roasters. To feed enough greens and nitrogen to the compost pile, we will be recruiting the veggie and fruit scraps from friends and family. We are supplying each contributor with a 5gl pickle bucket to keep their food scraps smell-tight. We will schedule weekly pick-ups and feed the compost pile the organic waste collected. To make it fun and encourage participation,we wanted to have kids decorate the buckets. Each art piece was transferred to a sticker which could be applied to the bucket so it provided an easy to clean surface. We got a variety of great submissions, see below.
- Strips of newsprint cut to 4″x10″
- V-8 Juice can and a golf ball. Roll the newsprint around the can to shape the pot and use the golf ball to twist and lock the 1″ of paper hanging off the bottom. Or, buy a wooden pot maker.
- Large bowl of organic, potting soil
- Variety of organic, seed packets
- Spray bottle for giving seedlings a drink after planting 🙂
- Crop stakes for labeling the seed in the pot. Fun Note: make a seedling wish on the other side!
- Single serving milk cartons cut in half for carrying the seedling pot. Or, use a 1/2gl carton to carry six