Field Trip to Thetford Elementary School
Thetford Elementary School
Thetford, VT 05074
Are you interested in local closed-loop nutrient systems? Join us for a field trip to Thetford Elementary School's compost system!
The Food Cycle Coalition is organizing a field trip to Thetford Elementary School in Thetford, VT, for an in-person gathering from 4-5:30 pm on Thursday, October 19th.
Cat Buxton of Grow More, Waste Less, will guide us through the school's compost system, which is part of their complete Food Loop!
- Each year, students start seeds, grow food and flowers, collect their food scraps for composting, and return the recycled nutrients to their gardens.
- The schoolyard holds several pollinator gardens, seventeen raised garden beds, a patch of fall raspberries and summer blueberries, five apple trees, a peach tree, and two pear trees.
- All of the food that the students harvest is either used in the classrooms or delivered to the cafeteria, where delicious fresh foods appear on their lunch trays!
- All of the food scraps, nearly 6000 pounds a year, are collected and are either fed to neighborhood chickens or deposited in their hot composting system, including meat and bones.
You can read more about Thetford Elementary School's closed-loop system at thetfordeschool.org/programs/gardens
This is a FREE event, but we are requiring registration so we can plan accordingly.
This event will take place largely - if not entirely - outside, so please dress accordingly!
If you have questions, contact Natasha@CompostingVermont.org