a picture of a daisy

When we take nutrients out of the ground and don't put them back, it creates a lot of trouble.

a picture of a daisy

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a picture of more dirt

an educational video produced by aaron michels

Compost and the Nutrient Cycle:
returning to healthy soils

"Compost" is an educational video for middle-school aged children. It was made in cooperation with Route 66 Organics and funded in part by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the East Central Solid Waste Management District of Missouri.

* Why doesn't the soil run out of nutrients?
* What is humus, and what does it do?
* How can we reduce the size of landfills?
* How is compost made? Can I do it myself?

Not only is this video fun, but it answers the pressing questions that face today's youth.

available soon!