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WILD program focuses on compost bucket
COURTESY PHOTO Area girl scouts made compost buckets to celebrate Earth Day. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a program May 6 on making such buckets.

A third of all food in the United States goes uneaten. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 96% of households wasted food ends up in landfills, or down the drain to the sewer system. 

Participants in the Kansas Wetlands Education Center WILD program will get a refresher on the R’s - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. School-age kids and their families are invited to the center at 1 p.m.  Saturday, May, to make a compost bucket to take home to turn food waste into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

Compost is nature’s way of recycling. It is one of the most powerful actions we can take to reduce our trash, address climate change, and build healthy soil. These DIY compost buckets will be a great way to turn banana peels, grape stems, eggshells, carrot tops, and more into a natural fertilizer for your garden.

Registration is limited. Call the KWEC at 877-243-9268 or email to sign up for this free program. 

WILD is a monthly program geared toward getting kids outside and off their electronics.