Learning while having fun: composting and children!

by | May 5, 2021 | Children, Compost, Ecology

As our children are the future of our planet, it is more necessary than ever that they understand and protect their environment. What would be a regular activity that could reconnect them to biodiversity while having fun? Composting!

The benefits of composting for the younger generation
Composting means giving back to the earth what it has given us. Teaching children to compost allows them to understand the richness that nature offers us, while becoming familiar with how it works. It also makes them realise the importance of limiting non-organic waste.

In addition, children can have fun with little learning games such as knowing what is biodegradable and what is not, or knowing how to carefully collect organic waste that they can use to enrich their own compost, for example. A game that helps to remember compostable foods is the cordless phone game; biodegradable version! Another great family activity is to plant a pumpkin seed (which loves the nutrients in compost) and watch it grow before you can cook your own pumpkins. The kids might also surprise you with their imagination in an activity that involves creating recipes to make with some of the organic waste, such as a leek green pie or vegetable peelings chips.

Once the compost is transformed into potting soil, the children will be able to create their own small vegetable gardens, an activity that appeals to children (who are curious by nature) and that will benefit them by developing their patience, creativity, concentration and knowledge of the subject, while having fun!

Greenzy composters used by children

children indoor composter

It was during the testing phases of our composters, in families with children, that we really realised how much they enjoyed the activity of looking after a compost. We asked them what they liked best about creating compost, and they told us that they loved shredding the organic waste, mixing it, and watching it grow inside our smart composters.

Greenzy strives every day for a better environmental future, and is confident that future generations will have a role in preserving our biodiversity!

2 Comments

  1. Borsu

    Hello,
    Congratulations on this good idea for composting organic waste. Where to place this device: outside: in a garage with some light?
    Thank you for giving me more information.

    Response
    • greenzy

      Hello,
      Thank you very much for your encouragement!
      It can be placed in several places: in the kitchen, in the scullery, in the cellar, in the garage...
      As long as these places are indoors. The room temperature of the house is the ideal temperature for decomposition. If the temperature is lower, it will slow down the decomposition time but will not prevent it from decomposing properly. The capacity of the composter has been sized for 4 people with a decomposition time of two months. So if it takes longer you can put less organic waste in continuously but apart from that everything will work in the same way.
      Do not hesitate if you have any further questions.

      Beautiful day,

      Laetitia from the Greenzy team

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