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Environmental Awareness Gardening Projects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Don’t you find it amazing when the general public gets together in finding ways to be more environmentally aware? It definitely is. What more globally, right? People nowadays are encouraged to learn about the different earth-saving methods. With this in mind, both organic gardening and composting are two of the most well used natural processes today. Both can offer countless rewards and benefits.

Gardening using organic compost

A garden can go in full bloom when it is supplemented with something extra. Most of the time, gardens that have not been applied with fertilizers only get so much of the water and nutrients that its crops need to fully develop. Organic fertilizers such as red worms compost, actually contain live microorganisms and organic materials, from which plants can benefit a lot from. Such natural products can help provide additional nutrients for any type of plant’s consumption, as it becomes a full meal for the garden’s crops.

Middlesex County – Hosting Free Composting Workshops

Not everything comes cheap. But if it were free, then there’s definitely a catch to it. But the Middlesex County thinks otherwise. The only thing that can be taken home from their free and sponsored backyard composting workshops would be an added knowledge. County residents that participated in the workshops were able to learn about the importance of waste reduction; and how the proper breakdown of decaying organic materials (such as kitchen scraps and yard wastes) can produce a nutritious mix that can aid in improving the soil of their gardens. They were also given instructions on how to troubleshoot problems that may occur while composting. Vermicomposting was also demonstrated.

The production of ‘Black Gold’

Just like the Middlesex County, special units from Millville (the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Cumberland Master Gardeners Program, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County) also came up with a composting course that residents can easily partake in. They’ve managed to offer a course that will encourage its homeowners to produce their own ‘black gold’. Locals will also be taught on the how-to’s of turning their food and yard wastes into organic compost.

A program such as this definitely creates an awareness, especially when it comes to keeping a percentage of raw materials from going straight to the landfills. By composting, harmful gases (like methane) and leaks from landfills will also be avoided and reduced.

Using the garden as an alternative teaching mechanism

Other than the value in composting, the students at Griffith Elementary School also found gardening in raised garden beds a great school activity. Children were able to get a hands-on learning experience by simply tending to an organic garden. They are also being exposed to the actual biology of different plants, which also gives correspondence to some of their class lessons. Now, apart from these kids being taught about the value of organic gardening, they are also being encouraged on knowing the proper ways to planting, watering, and harvesting.

Don’t you find it amazing when the general public gets together in finding ways to be more environmentally aware? It definitely is. What more globally, right? People nowadays are encouraged to learn about the different earth-saving methods. With this in mind, both organic gardening and composting are two of the most well used natural processes today. Both can offer countless rewards and benefits.

Gardening using organic compost
A garden can go in full bloom when it is supplemented with something extra. Most of the time, gardens that have not been applied with fertilizers only get so much of the water and nutrients that its crops need to fully develop. Organic fertilizers such as worm castings tea, actually contain live microorganisms and organic materials, from which plants can benefit a lot from. Such natural products can help provide additional nutrients for any type of plant’s consumption, as it becomes a full meal for the garden’s crops.
Middlesex County – Hosting Free Composting Workshops
Not everything comes cheap. But if it were free, then there’s definitely a catch to it. But the Middlesex County thinks otherwise. The only thing that can be taken home from their free and sponsored backyard composting workshops would be an added knowledge. County residents that participated in the workshops were able to learn about the importance of waste reduction; and how the proper breakdown of decaying organic materials (such as kitchen scraps and yard wastes) can produce a nutritious mix that can aid in improving the soil of their gardens. They were also given instructions on how to troubleshoot problems that may occur while composting. Vermicomposting was also demonstrated.
The production of ‘Black Gold’
Just like the Middlesex County, special units from Millville (the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Cumberland Master Gardeners Program, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County) also came up with a composting course that residents can easily partake in. They’ve managed to offer a course that will encourage its homeowners to produce their own ‘black gold’. Locals will also be taught on the how-to’s of turning their food and yard wastes into organic compost.
A program such as this definitely creates an awareness, especially when it comes to keeping a percentage of raw materials from going straight to the landfills. By composting, harmful gases (like methane) and leaks from landfills will also be avoided and reduced.
Using the garden as an alternative teaching mechanism
Other than the value in composting, the students at Griffith Elementary School also found gardening in raised garden beds a great school activity. Children were able to get a hands-on learning experience by simply tending to an organic garden. They are also being exposed to the actual biology of different plants, which also gives correspondence to some of their class lessons. Now, apart from these kids being taught about the value of organic gardening, they are also being encouraged on knowing the proper ways to planting, watering, and harvestin