Composting at Girls Inc

As part of the TechBridge program, Girls Inc teens have been making compost. Girls and staff have been collecting and preparing organic materials (egg shells, coffee grounds, fruit peels), and they haven’t been doing it alone:  they’ve had a little help from some worms.


Once the worms have finish eating their “worm food,” Ms. Jen will send a fertilized soil sample to a soil testing company to analyze its mineral content.

In the spring, girls will use the compost to fertilize plants in the Girls Inc garden. They will also grow plants in unfertilized soil, and in soil fertlized with manure. This way, girls and staff can observe compare the effect that different fertilizers have on plant growth.

Check back to see our finished compost!