Whitlingham Volunteering Day 172 - 10 June 2010
This group of NR5 learners - from Future Education Project - were working their 27th session at WCP

We laid the foundation of a new model lime kiln in the vicinity of a disused victorian one at TG273079

We discussed the Carbon Cycle - how we each have 700 million million million million atoms of carbon in our bodies
we are all carbon-based life forms.
The carbon from the bodies of tiny sea creatures in a former era have turned to chalk
The chalk is burnt in a lime kiln to make quicklime and carbon dioxide
The carbon dioxide in the air is consumed by plants.
The plants are consumed by us.
The quicklime is slaked with water and spread as soil conditioner for crops.
The crops are consumed by us.

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