Followup: Preschoolers participate in Easter-egg-recycling project

The scene from the Arbor Heights Cooperative Preschool class of “Teacher Karen” may look like your everyday “kids dyeing Easter eggs” class – but there’s more than meets the eye. It starts with the story published here last week about Paul West and his request for people to give them their hard-boiled Easter eggs post-Easter so he could turn them into fertilizer for an “urban nitrogen project. That resonated with Karen, who explained via e-mail:

I have been wanting to dye eggs with my preschool class but I don’t want to “waste” the eggs, although they will not be edible after a day in a class full of three-year-olds. Then I read your story about Paul and gardening with urban nitrogen. I contacted Paul and talked to him about it. He very generously donated 5 dozen eggs to our class, and our class agreed to return at least double that many after we’d colored them.

So this morning, she invited us to drop by her classroom as the kids worked studiously on the task at hand.

P.S. If you’re interested in donating Easter eggs to the fertilizer project, Paul explains it on his website.

7 Replies to "Followup: Preschoolers participate in Easter-egg-recycling project"

  • WSMama3 April 5, 2012 (7:36 am)

    Yeah CO-OP!

  • Marley April 5, 2012 (7:58 am)

    I LOVE the idea of using a baking sheet to hold the dye cups! Wish I would’ve thought of it before dyeing eggs with my 2 year old niece. What a mess we made!

  • Fauntleroy Neighbor April 5, 2012 (9:49 am)

    Co-op Rocks! In my opinion, it’s one of the best (if not the best) programs around for kids and families from 0-5.

  • bertha April 5, 2012 (10:03 am)

    Teacher Karen is an AWESOME teacher, her curriculum is one of the best in West Seattle and the kids love her. If you have a 3 year-old and are looking for a preschool, check out Teacher Karen’s class at Arbor Heights Co-op Preschool.

  • bellvy April 5, 2012 (10:38 am)

    Some people have the misconception that co-op preschool is too much WORK! No way! Being a co-op parent is PLAY!

  • Nitro April 5, 2012 (11:26 am)

    Yeah Arbor Heights Co-op! The love, care, and wonderful experiences the kids get there is awesome. We love all of the hard working teachers there!

  • Emily Mommy April 5, 2012 (12:56 pm)

    I absolutely love Arbor Heights Co-Op! I’ve heard so much about co-ops and the positive influence it has on the children, parents, and community! So, just recently I enrolled my child (pictured in the green shirt :) and we both love it. Let alone the great idea to take egg dying 2 steps further! Donating the eggs, and then using them for fertilizer! Teacher Karen, were so happy to be a part of your class, you brighten up our days!!

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