Session 2: Soil and Compost

Session 2 serves as an overview to the importance of soil, especially as it applies to creating a successful school garden. This section highlights steps necessary for maintaining healthy soil.

See below for resources to help you to learn about your school garden soil, how to maintain healthy soils, and start and maintain a compost system. Materials include tip sheets, teacher exercises, and lesson plans that support your curriculum.

This Web site complements a six-day Professional Development Institute for teachers offered at The New York Botanical Garden. For more information about this course or other opportunities at the Garden, please visit the NYBG Professional Development page or contact or 718.817.8140.

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