Friday, April 16, 2010

GANG and IU SPEA Project - Weekly Blog Update

This spring semester 2010, an Indiana University undergraduate class of 35 students is learning how to design and construct a state-of-the-art compost system for the GANA garden. This class, “E400 Environmental Sustainability,” has been created by Melissa Clark, a lecturer at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Various members of this class have been assigned to write a blog. This week's post(s) follow.

From: Marguerite Huber
Date: Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:07 PM

"The compost project is underway! The entire class will be out at the GANA Garden this Saturday from 2-5 pm to construct the three compost bins and work in the garden. Otherwise, here are the updates from the groups:

The compost design group has done some research on the specifics of the construction process to make sure everything will be okay for the event this Saturday. They have discussed various construction options, voicing opinions on the relative advantages and disadvantages of each, and gone to local hardware stores to see what materials are available. They have put together a construction diagram outlining the best materials for us to use this Saturday.

The budget group has been working on getting funding for the next financial year from some groups they have contacted. There is a possibility of an offer from Bloomingfoods to purchase some items at cost."

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