Sunday, April 1, 2012

The dean: Offer opportunities to be close to nature

From Iowa-

A gaggle of grade school students swarmed the kitchen of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral one weekday morning to learn about a topic rarely discussed in Sunday services: worm castings, the nutrient-rich material that goes into compost and helps plants flourish.

With students from Des Moines’ Downtown School peeking over the kitchen counter, St. Paul’s Dean Cathleen Bascom spread out a pile of vegetables and plucked off a carrot’s green top.

“If you were going to throw this away, you know who wants it?” she asked.

“The worms!” the children responded. Bascom tossed the carrot greens into a clear container where some worms waited.

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