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5th Quarter Students Visit Soilmaker


2015-08-07 SoilMaker 012 (2) (640x360)


Last week the students enrolled in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Programtook a study trip the Soilmaker facility in West Lafayette.

During their visit the students learned all about what happens to organic waste from Purdue and West Lafayette. They were able to see all of the stages in making soil and mulch – from the mountains of tree branches and leaves as well as other organic materials to the rows of organics becoming mulch and soil. They also saw big machines in action – moving mulch and soil and filtering soil. The big fun for the day was being able to climb up the mountains of mulch.

Special thanks to Jody Tishmack for welcoming our students to the Soilmaker facility and giving them such a great educational tour.

If you or your group would like to sponsor a study trip this summer, please email or call Amanda Bajzatt (abajzatt@lumserve.org | 765.423-2691).


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5th Quarter Summer Learning Program

5th Quarter Students Visit Soilmaker


2015-08-07 SoilMaker 030 Fuse (640x426)


During the final week of summer for the students enrolled in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning program, they took a study trip the Soilmaker facility in West Lafayette.2015-08-07 SoilMaker 021 (2) (640x427)

During their visit the student learned all about what happens to organic waste from Purdue and West Lafayette. They were able to see all of the stages in making soil and mulch — from the mountains of tree branches and leaves as well as other organic materials to the rows of organics becoming mulch and soil. They also saw big machine in action — moving mulch and soil and seeing soil get filtered.


2015-08-07 SoilMaker 012 (2) (640x360)


The big fun for the day was being able to climb up the mountains of mulch.

Special thanks to Jody Tishmack for welcoming our students to the Soilmaker facility and giving them such a great educational tour.


To see more pictures from the last week of 5th Quarter 2015, click HERE — or view the slideshow below.


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5th Quarter Summer Learning Program

Photos – Summer 2015 – 5th Quarter: