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Welcome to Volusia County's learning place specially designed for kids, teachers and parents!

Our current subject:  Composting


To learn about what to compost, what not to compost, and reasons why not, click here.


Compost use can result in a variety of environmental benefits, including suppressing plant diseases and pests, reducing or eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers, and promote higher yields of agricultural crops. To learn more, click here.

What is composting?

The composting process involves organic matter (plants and animals that were once living) being broken down into simpler compounds. The result of this process is a soil-like humus. New life is nourished by this nutrient-rich humus. Learn more.

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