Participants make natural stone compost or stone dust by crushing small and medium-sized stones with a hammer or mallet to strengthen soil used for planting or potting. This avoids the use of chemicals that are dangerous for the environment.
Beforehand, check if the area where they will do the activity is free of objects that could harm the participants, such as: insects, sharp fallen branches, etc.
Choose an area where there are many stones and is spacious to work without danger of hitting yourself.
You should have enough plastic bags on hand to fit the stone flour.
If the group is very large, divide them into small groups with an assistant to lead and supervise them in each group.
Teach them the handling of the hammer or mallet, also the necessary precautions to avoid damage, give some safety rules: do not grab the stone while hitting it with the hammer, the use of glasses, keep the necessary distance.
If it is possible to request extra materials from each participant in advance, do so. (hammer, lenses, strainer, plastic bag, etc.) Otherwise you have them on hand.
After having the mixture, place it in a plastic bag so that each participant can take it home.
Note: This activity could also be carried out in planned stages of several days to achieve greater benefit in the preparation of stone fertilizer and obtain greater production at the end.
The activities of this stage offer a full body immersive experience with God’s creation. Engage as many of the human senses as possible— sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste . It is the climax of the entire Fluid Learning sequence.