Stone flour or stone powder is made by participants 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 environmentally hazardous chemicals.
Beforehand, make sure that the chosen area is large enough for the participants to collect stones and work without causing accidents.
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.
Have soil for the pot, to make the mixture with the stone flour.
After you have the mixture, place it in the pots and plant a plant.
Note: This activity could also be carried out in planned stages of several days to achieve greater benefit in the preparation of stone flour and obtain greater production at the end.
The activities of this stage invite you to take concrete actions to fulfill God’s mandate to care for and preserve his creation. They biblically guide the participants to act in accordance with God’s mandate, not because we feel guilty, but to be obedient stewards to the Creator.