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Maria Tejeda Vermacompost

Created By: Maria Tejeda
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Morgan Ellow: Garden Bucket

Created By: Morgan Ellow
Date  Description of Activity Done  Picture or Video 
     
 10/28/11  Put soil in bucket, after we
 drilled holes in the bottom.
 
 10/28/11     Picked out pea seeds
       to plant them.
 
 10/28/11    Placed the seeds, spread
      out, in the bucket.
 
 10/28/11  Used gardening tool to bury the
seeds about an inch and half deep.
 
 10/31/11  It was watered.
Nothing else happened.
 
 11/2/11  It was watered.
Nothing happened.
 
 11/18/11 It has sprouted out of the soil
 and is making great progress.
  
 2/17/12 It died while we were on break,
so I took it out, and then planted
rosemary seeds. In the picture, I
just planted it and am now
watering it.
 
 2/27/12  I watered it again, and so far
there has been no further
improvements.
 
3/9/12
I watered it again, with no changes
seen in the plant.
 
3/21/12
Still, no signs of any plant life.
 
5/18/12
I watered it, and now there is much
more life and growth activity.
Throughout this experience I have
learned very clearly how time
consuming growing food can be. It
takes a long time for a plant to
grow, and a lot of times, it doesn't
always survive. This project was a
very good learning experience for
me.
 
 
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Carina Compost Bucket

Created By: Carina Piarulli
Date
Description of Activity Done
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 5/18/12  This is how my final compost turned out.  It turned into some pretty nice soil.  There's a little bit of grass growing in it.  It's rich, dark, and seems to have a good amount of nutrients in it.  I watered and mixed the compost for the last time.  This process of making compost has showed me that it's a long process to produce quality soil from composting.  It also helped me to see that most natural processes take a long time to produce food, etc for use.  Although natural processes take longer than processes managed by humans and machines, they are much more sustainable to the environment.  Naturally produced soil and food is the most nutritious and healthy.
 
 11/2/11  Soil, grass, leaves, and shredded paper were put into the bucket.  It was then watered.
 
 11/14/11  Fresh grass was added to the bucket and mixed around.  It was then watered.
 
 11/18/11  The compost was mixed and watered.  Some of the grass is becoming soil.
 
 11/28/11  The compost was mixed.  More of it has turned into soil.
 
 12/2/11  The compost was mixed.  A good amount of it is now soil.
 
 12/7/11  More grass and leaves were added to the compost bucket and then it was mixed and watered.
 
 12/15/11  More grass and leaves were added to the compost bucket and then it was mixed and watered.  It's turning into nice soil.
 
 1/11/12  More leaves and grass were added to the compost bucket because the level of compost in the bucket had become rather low.  It was then mixed and watered and will soon start turning into soil again.
 
 1/13/12  The compost was watered.  It is now beginning the process of turning into soil.
 
1/18/12  More leaves were added to the compost and then it was mixed and watered. 
 
 1/27/12  The compost was watered and mixed.  It's in the process of turning into soil.
 
 2/8/12  The compost was watered and mixed.  More of it has turned into soil from the last time.
 
2/17/12  The compost was watered and mixed.  It looks pretty much the same as last time.
 
2/24/12  The compost was watered and mixed again.  It still looks about the same.
 
3/9/12  The compost was watered and mixed again.  The level of the compost has decreased a lot recently and it hasn't really furthered in its process of turning into soil.
 
 3/21/12  The compost was mixed and watered again.  More of it has turned into soil but there are still leaves that you can see in it.  The color of the compost is a very dark brown, almost black.
 
3/23/12  The compost was watered and mixed again.  It still looks basically the same but we will see what changes occur over the next 2 weeks during spring break.
 
 5/18/12  I haven't had the chance to take pictures of my compost in a while but it has turned into some pretty nice soil.  There's a little bit of grass growing in it.  It's dark, rich, and seems to have a good amount of nutrients.  I watered and mixed the compost for the last time.  This process of making compost has showed me that it's a long process to produce quality soil from composting.  It also helped me to see that most natural processes take a long time to produce food, etc for use.  Although natural processes take longer than processes managed by humans and machines, they are much more sustainable to the environment.  Naturally produced soil and food is the most nutritious and healthy.
 
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Morgan Carina Geological Time Scale

Created By: Morgan Ellow

 

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