Compost expert and volunteer teacher makes educational programs possible for high school students
The compost pile at W.B. Saul High School in Roxborogh is about the size of a school bus—and that’s a good thing. When Scott Blunk, a volunteer for the agricultural high school’s compost operation, started working in September of 2011, he says the compost pile was 10 times the size.
“This is my laboratory; this is where the magic happens,” says Blunk, staring over the heap of composting animal waste, hay, egg cartons, fruit and vegetable skins, and even old jeans.