North Brooklyn Compost Project


North Brooklyn Compost at GoGreen! Greenpoint by northbrooklyncompost
May 17, 2013, 7:36 pm
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Join us at the GoGreen! Greenpoint  Festival in McCarren Park tomorrow, Saturday, May 18 from 11am to 5pm!  Our set-up will be near the entrance to the pool.

Stop by and let us know what you like about composting and what could go better.  Have been dropping off at the Greenmarket lately – or just missed their collection by a few minutes?  Want more drop-off opportunities?  Tell us where and when you’d like to see those!

Oh and:  We will have some compost to give away!  Feed your tomato plants, people!

GoGreen! Greenpoint 2013

Image via Town Square Inc.



International Compost Awareness Week Open House at NBCP by northbrooklyncompost
May 10, 2013, 3:36 pm
Filed under: fun, learnin', stewardship | Tags: , , ,

 

We are celebrating International Compost Awareness Week

by hosting an open house at NBCP!

Got any questions about compost you never dared to ask?

Sunday, May 12 is your chance to get them answered!

ICAW 2013

 

Image via US Composting Council



Harvest and Housecleaning at NBCP by katezidar
March 18, 2013, 9:25 pm
Filed under: housekeeping

worm_april+nbcp_2013



Vagabond Vermicomposting Workshop at Pratt Institute 3/22 by katezidar
March 10, 2013, 8:23 pm
Filed under: learnin'

justvermi



NO Greenmarket Compost Collection 11/3 (Thanks, Sandy) by katezidar
November 1, 2012, 3:39 pm
Filed under: housekeeping
Hello Composting Community,

I hope this email finds you safe and, with luck, electricity. Many apologies for a group email but I need your help in spreading the word that there won’t be a compost collection at the GreenMarkets this coming weekend. Communication is still spotty, so anything I can do help folks avoid an inconvenience, I’m trying to do.Who: Greenmarkets/GrowNYC

What: No Food Scrap or Textile Collection This Weekend
When:  11/3 or 11/4
Where: Your Favorite Food Scrap collection at a GreenmarketFor up-to-date information about your market:

http://www.grownyc.org/ 

In compost solidarity!

-Colleen


Compostoberfest 2012 by katezidar
October 2, 2012, 6:10 pm
Filed under: fun, housekeeping, learnin'

Hello composters!

We are coming back out of the woodwork for a fun educational event this weekend. In partnership with GrowNYC and the Newtown Creek Alliance Compost Workgroup, we will be diverting part of the Saturday haul from the Greenmarket compost collection in McCarren and mixing up a special batch of compost at our site.

Come learn about existing citywide compost initiatives!
Come learn about compost cooking!
Come get some hands-on experience at North Brooklyn Compost Project!

Compostoberfest

  • Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • North Brooklyn Compost Project, McCarren Park near N 12th and Driggs Ave
  • 2pm-5pm – retiring afterwards to Urban Rustic for a beverage
  • Rain date TBD – check here for updates if the sky looks dark Sunday
  • RSVP to northbrooklyncompost@gmail.com so we have a glove for  each of your hands.

Image via GrowNYC.



Summer 2012 by katezidar
June 23, 2012, 5:32 pm
Filed under: housekeeping

Since GrowNYC now offers a year-round drop off for the public at the Greenmarket, we have changed how we operate.  Now we work directly with organizations and institutions to divert organics that would otherwise end up on the curb. We still have volunteer opportunities and if you are interested, you can contact Tanya at northbrooklyncompost@gmail.com.

Volunteers are welcome to take finished compost home throughout the year for their personal use and to feed city trees. Also, we want to know how far our garbage can go! We have heard around the pile about the fabulous work that our compost does after you take it away…our compost has helped sprout a tree nursery in a Williamsburg art studio, a food garden for a local soup kitchen, an art project for East River State Park, a lettuce farm on North 11th Street…and while we hate to brag (ha!), we do love to hear about your work beyond the pile.  Will you send in photos and stories of the stuff you’ve started with NBCP compost? We will feature it here on the website!




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