Sunday, 24 June 2012

Composting the Fruit Scraps

Our school is part of the 'Fruit in Schools' programme.
Twice a week we get deliveries of fruit, and each class gets a bucket of fruit to enjoy every day. 
Pineapples are a favourite. 
Other fruits we might get include apples, oranges, pears, plums, melon, kiwifruit and persimmons among others.

We don't put the fruit scraps in with the other rubbish. 
Class monitors take the scraps down to the compost bin.

The scraps get put in the school compost heap and the compost is used on the gardens.

Do you compost food scraps?

By B4


  1. Wow that's so cool! We are trying to get our school to do this and it's part of the enviro-school plan that we have. We think you are so awesome doing this!

  2. Hi B4,
    I've just realised that we should have left a comment for you on your post about composting fruit scraps.
    My first thought is that you are so lucky to have fruit delivered to your school. Yum! That must be something to look forward to each week.
    Seeing as I'm a teacher, my second thought is that it's great to see you get at least two learning opportunities from this. One is that fruit is not only good for you, but also fun and tasty too.
    The second one is that food scraps don;t have to be wasted. They can easily be turned into compost for the garden.
    In our house, most of our food scraps get turned into eggs. Can you guess how that happens?
    Ms Donnell, Kaipara Flats