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Eugene Schools Join Composting Program

By Kelsey Card

EUGENE, Ore. — More of Eugene’s local schools are jumping on the composting bandwagon.

The city of Eugene and the School Garden Project added five more elementary schools to their garden and compost programs.

Adams Elementary has a composting program. On Friday, they hosted a workshop on how to maintain a fun and easy cafeteria compost where everyone plays a part.

“A school like Adams has about 400 students and they would actually produce around 600 lbs. of compost per week. That would go to landfills,” said garden educator Rachel Sanders.

The composting and gardens are implemented in an effort to reduce waste and to teach students the rewards of creating compost for their own school gardens.

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