Holmes Elementary Oak Park Illinois Earth Tub Composting SystemHolmes Elementary School in Oak Park Illinois is in their second year of using an Earth Tub to successfully create compost for their school garden with the invaluable help from their local Master Composters.

The Earth Tub has garnered a lot of attention from the local community. They have had other schools come out and look, high school students volunteer to help, and they have been a highlight on a “green bike tour” and earned a Green Award from their Village. They also participate in their local Earth Fest, showing off their compost and have been asked to participate in the Green Festival at Navy Pier in Chicago twice!

Teachers have their students come out and help with turning and recording and every Spring they plant in the garden and help take the compost out, spread it on the beds and get a quick lesson on compost and how the Earth Tub works.