By Allison Maynard, Communications Associate
This past Saturday was the international Green Apple Day of Service, but for the Hingham High School Green Team it was just another normal day of sustainability work, albeit with sponsorship by HMFH Architects.
HHS's Green Team is composed of around 50 dedicated students who do everything from energy saving advocacy projects to maintaining a composting program on site. It was their composting program that they focused on during their service day Saturday. The team cleaned out and rotated their 12 compost piles to keep them working efficiently to process the 50 pounds of food waste from the cafeteria that is added during each school day. They took the finished compost to the garden beds near the greenhouse which will soon house spinach seeds.
The Team cleans out and refills the compost bins and transfers the finished compost to wheelbarrows.
Assistant Principal Rick Swanson does some edging work around the garden beds near the greenhouse.
Students fill the garden beds with finished compost in preparation for seed planting.