Composting in Georgia
Food Residual Diversion in Georgia
Find information on food diversion on the EPD's website here.
Think Composting is for use by educators to enhance organics recycling and composting lessons. Originally published by Hall County Resource Recovery, it has been printed and distributed for many years by the Georgia Recycling Coalition. It is offered online now and may be freely copied for educational purposes.
To download and print the Coloring Book click here.
To download and print the Activity Guide click here.
Composting for Communities
See the report entitled Beyond Recycling: Composting Food Scraps & Soiled Paper prepared for EPA Region 9 by the Center for a Competitive Waste Industry.
International Compost Awareness Week-May 5-11, 2014
Composting for Teachers & Students
The Adventures of Vermi the Worm
Animated, interactive game about vermin-composting.
Agriculture in the Classroom
Established in 1985 as a partnership between Cornell University, the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, the NYS Education Department, and the New York Farm Bureau, NY AITC educates youth, teachers, and consumers about agriculture and the food and fiber system. The site offers information, lesson plans, helpful links, awards, and grants.
Backyard Magic: The Composting Handbook
K-6, students, teachers
Produced by the Department of the Environment of New Brunswick in Canada, the site offers a range of information for turning organic household waste into a valuable soil conditioner. Some of the sections include: The Compost Container, Can I Compost This?, Composting Indoors, and Worm Composting. The site is also available in French.
City Farmer: Worm Words
Dictionary of composting terms.
Composting for Kids
Composting slide show for elementary school students written and produced by Robert E. (Skip) Richter, CEA-Horticulture, Travis County, Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Composting curriculum with K-12 lesson plan
EPA: Composting Basic Information
Basic definition of compost with acceptable bin materials.
How to Compost
all ages, students, teachers
This site serves as a hub of information for anyone interested in composting, with an online composting handbook, as well as tips for managing yard waste. This site also offers links to a compost quiz, a bumper sticker, publications, children's activities, an online resource for microbial science, and sites that provide tips for successful maintenance of the various types of compost piles.
Educators share experiences and ideas for how to teach youth about waste and compost.
Wide range of lesson plans, project suggestions.
all ages, teachers
After the class has made compost, this is a valuable guide to planting with it. The site speaks to soil testing, planting without herbicides or pesticides, and planting an organic garden in an urban setting.
Vermicomposting – a 5th Grader School Enrichment Curriculum, by Rhonda Sherman, NC State University
School Composting: A Manual for Connecticut Schools
How to implement a school-based composting program
A Teacher’s Guide To Composting
Barbara Pleasant (compost writer) in the Mother Earth News explains basic compost principles
A series on the Mother Earth News Website-
National Geographic –Green Home Makeover - Compost
Lee Reich writer for Fine Gardening Magazine- Making Compost
Composting 101- basic video for backyard composting