Is your Halloween pumpkin starting to rot on your front steps? Ridgemoor Park Montessori and Wormies Vermicompost are partnering on a pumpkin drive. 1.9 billion pounds of pumpkins are grown each year and most end up in landfills. Because of
their high water content, pumpkins in landfills contribute to groundwater contamination. When pumpkins decompose in landfills, they release methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. By composting pumpkins, they’ll be transformed into a nutrient-rich fertilizer that benefits the environment, rather than harming it.
Ridgemoor Park Montessori, along with the help of their upper-elementary students, will be hosting a pumpkin drive on November 7 & 8, learning firsthand about the composting process with an assembly. Wormies will be partnering with a few other schools in the area to collect pumpkins in early November. For information, contact
Luis Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.