Recently, the Julien Project was given funds to help three local schools set up sustainable composting programs. This winter, Guelph Community Christian School (GCCS) was excited to be selected as one of those schools.
Based in Guelph, Ontario, the Julien Project is a registered charity that seeks to enrich communities through therapeutic gardening. Their youth program emphasizes the development of practical skills in sustainable garden practices, vegetable production, horticulture, and food preservation skills.
With the aid of several staff members and volunteers from the Project, Grade 6 students brought nature inside—spending time picking out worms from small piles of compost on their desks.
Based on their smiling faces and dirt covered fingers, it would appear that searching for the red wrigglers was a nice break from routine!
To learn more about the Julien project, visit: http://thejulienproject.com/