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Seventh and eighth graders at Memorial School in Eatontown, NJ developed a composting area in an underutilized courtyard. The courtyard was once an area for a school garden and greenhouse but was neglected for many years before the 2009 GreenWorks! project brought it back to life.
In addition to starting a compost system, the courtyard was revitalized with landscaping. In science classes, students researched which plants would be appropriate for climate and location. Students designed, built, and maintained the new green space at their school. Volunteers compost food scraps every day and a club of students help maintain the courtyard greenery.
The once under-utilized courtyard now serves as a green space for students and teachers to use for lessons.
Read more about the project in local press.
PHOTO CREDIT: Eatontown-TintonFalls Patch