MagicZone and Decomposers!

March 14th, 2015

3.11.15-Gamble-MagicZone_IMG_1655On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 our after-school youth from MagicZone came to Koshland Park for a lesson in decomposers. A decomposer is part of the food chain. When something dies, like a plant or an animal, a decomposer breaks down dead plants and animals. Decomposers turn dead material into good fertilized soil. Worms are decomposers. Their job is to break down things like dead leaves and grass. Their waste makes the soil healthy. Having worms in your garden is a good thing!
3.11.15-Gamble-MagicZone_IMG_1680These young students, who have been with CommunityGrows for a few years, were already very familiar with the garden and loved the opportunity to sift through the compost to find worms, rolly pollies and other decomposers.
Two of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), Aquarius Porter and Cesar Martinez, worked with the youth to help them sift through the compost and find the wiggly creatures.
3.11.15-Gamble-MagicZone_IMG_16863.11.15-Gamble-MagicZone_IMG_1692To see more photos, visit our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream here.





Tags: , After-School Program, BEETS, Koshland Garden, Magic Zone