Before we started our compost lesson, the kids collected things in the garden area that would decompose. Queen Anne’s garden is surrounded by concrete, but organic matter was everywhere once we started looking for it. The “treasure hunt” was a lot of fun as they roamed around the trees, roses and garden beds in the quad area. Then they made collages of the organic matter they found. The kids understood that plastic isn’t found in nature, and that it “breaks up”, it doesn’t “break down” like organic matter.