This garden space next to the Lower Brule High School has not been used in many years, but that's about to change. Over the next couple months LBR and partners will be working to transform this into a space for growing fresh food and building community.
The 8th grade earth science class started doing their part for the garden months ago, by building worm bins. These containers use worms to turn food waste into the most nutritious fertilizer anywhere. Each week the 8th graders collected food waste from students at lunch. Instead of putting their leftovers in the garbage, students put their leftover food in a container and fed that food to the worms. Turning what would normally end up in a landfill into rich organic fertilizer.
You can do the same with your extra food scraps at home. Watch the video these 8th graders put together (above) on how to build a worm bin and look at the many guides online. Help your landfill, your garden, and your community for years to come.