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January 15, 2020

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Compost, or You're Toast

MRHE students compost breakfast fruit waste.The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is excited to announce that students at the Elementary School have begun composting their food waste from breakfast. Here's how it works:

  • A green, five-gallon lidded bucket is placed in grade-level pods each week.

  • Students place fruit scraps in the compost bucket such as apple cores, banana peels, and orange rinds. 

  • Compost Stewards from the 5th grade take the bucket to the outdoor MRHE students compost breakfast fruit waste.compost bin in the MRHE garden. 

  • Data is collected on a clipboard next to the bin. Students weigh the bucket each week and record the weight on the data sheet. 

  • Students spray down the bucket and return it to the pod. 

The Elementary School composting project was the brainchild of Seed-to-Table instructor Jessica Mathis. 

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.