Virginia Composters Join Glen Allen Children In Using Compost for the Community

June 8, 2015

The Virginia Composting Council (VCC) and the Heroes Club from Twin Hickory Elementary School (THES) collaborated on a project to demonstrate the use of compost and at the same time, transform a vacant property into a community green space.

The children used compost donated by McGill Environmental Systems, one of the charter members of the VCC, a chapter of the US Composting Council, to create a beautiful garden of shrubs and flowers from an empty corner on the property of Henrico Fire Station 16 in Glen Allen, VA .

“The VCC is always looking for opportunities to promote the use of compost, and this was a great way to not just achieve this goal, but also support a wonderful community service project,” said Pieter Conradie, president.

The Heroes Club consists of 3rd through 5th Grade students from THES, and operates under the umbrella of the PTA. The mission of the club is to make a difference in their community through involvement in a variety of community service projects. We commend the Heroes Club volunteers for their valuable efforts!

For more information on the VCC, contact Mr. Conradie at [email protected].

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