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Students at Granite Mountain School began to study composting as part of the Prescott Unified School District’s (PUSD) Farm-to-School program.
Granite Mountain School 5th and 6th grade students have been working toward earning an Eco-School Certification by taking on several school sustainability projects. One such project, spurred by a visit to the Prescott Farmer’s Market Community Compost Center, inspired students to reduce waste on the school campus. They began their mission to reduce waste by collecting cafeteria food scraps to build a school compost system.
Nearly 300 students from Granite Mountain Elementary School have visited the Community Compost Center this year and learned the importance of waste reduction, decomposition, nutrient cycling, microorganisms, and civic engagement.
Thank you to the Prescott Farmer’s Market for making this valuable education opportunity happen! PUSD is grateful to have such a supportive community that values education.