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!
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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!
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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!
- 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 email@example.com so we have a glove for each of your hands.
Image via GrowNYC.
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North Brooklyn Compost Project will have a table at Go Green! Greenpoint, “a one-of-a-kind fun-filled community event complete with educational displays, health & wellness tips & demos, arts & crafts sold by artists, artisans, & craftsmen, children’s activities, live music & performances, and more!”
Saturday, May 5th
11am – 5pm
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Look out for our signature wheelbarrow full of black gold!
Thanks to member-at-large Matt Decker, NBCP was invited to Yale School of Forestry to give a talk about our work! Then they built tumblers! Here is a slideshow that Kate gave at the gathering:
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NBCP will be participating in GreenHomeNYC’s DIY Block Party this weekend on N 11th St and Wythe! Come check us out as we set up and raffle off a free worm bin at 1:30 PM. There is a full roster of events so come on out!
Look for our trusty wheelbarrow, Bessy. She will be full of compost for inspection. Want to volunteer to guard our table for a few hours Saturday? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Happy New Year Composters!
Thanks to all of you, The North Brooklyn Compost Project had one of the best years to date!
We composted kitchens scraps from over 400 Greenpoint and Williamsburg households between May and November 2010 — that six months of operations, 55,000 pounds of scraps and a 1,000 volunteer hours contributed by your lovely selves!
In addition to business as usual, we held composting workshops for our neighbors and shared finished compost with the wonderful gardens at the Greenpoint Reformed Soup Kitchen, the Greenpoint Shul and the Automotive High School. We also gave back to McCarren Park by feeding trees and lawn with our black gold and kicking off a leaf collection project in our beloved meadow.
Thanks to you, we raised almost $1,500 through Ioby to repair our back fence, purchase tools and install a new shed! If you haven’t walked past the site recently please do and marvel at our beautiful red shed that will keep all of our supplies nice and dry in the coming years. Also here is a little video of the installation.
We are now brainstorming about projects and education programs to make NBCP even better and to help spread the word about composting to our neighbors. If you are interested in getting more involved this spring or just have a brilliant idea to share please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are always in need of builders, graphic designers, writers, educators, coordinators, you name it! The compost site relies on the brain and brawn of all of our members! Those of you who attended our October volunteer get together and/or sent us emails with your volunteer preferences, we will be in touch in February! Get your skills ready!
We got started today on a few fall activities, learning about leaf composting (thanks, Greenmarket for partnering on the workshop!) and doing a fall feeding of our favorite tree to commemorate It’s My Park Day. Can’t wait till next weekend! More worms and leaves!