The cycle of life in the gardens at Castlecrag

25 February 2021

Last year, two large trees needed to be removed following the storms and health of their foliage. The trees were chipped and the sawdust partially decomposed at the tree site. This week Class 1 children and their gardening teacher Sandra Frain mulched the gardens and added the rich sawdust to the compost pit. The wheelbarrow was laden and they bucketed the sawdust and poured the remaining chips into the large deep-pit compost. Sitting in a closing circle with Sandra, they shared their learnings which lead to a discussion on the importance of the cycle of the plant life through rich soil making. To complete the cycle, two new trees have been planted near where the old ones used to be.