DIRT PILE


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Children Help Move Soil

Materials
-Shovels
-Soil (These two piles are two yards of 3/4" fir bark for pathways and two yards of mixed soil for the "dirt box" (there are already sandboxes on the school site!) and garden beds: 1/2 Walt Whitman mix (organic topsoil, rice hulls, and tiny lava rocks) and 1/2 organic topsoil.
-Wheelbarrows


Methods
-Have soil delivered before the children arrive, and place wheelbarrows and shovels on the piles. That's it!


heather@teachoutside.org
-After seeing the value to the children, in the joy they take in working with dirt and of running up and over the piles time and again, I will never, ever consider having soil delivered when the school is closed again!