North Brooklyn Compost Project

Get oriented! by katezidar
June 16, 2009, 2:51 am
Filed under: housekeeping, learnin'

Its an important week at the pile, people!


Tomorrow, Tuesday June 16, NBCP founder Kate Zidar will be working with eDesign Dynamics and NYC Soil and Water Conservation District to finalize our stormwater management projects in the area near our site. From 10am till 5pm you can find them surveying, sketching and generally pondering the streetscape in a future that turns waste into abundance!

This Wednesday, June 17, at 7 pm, Master Composter Kelly Morrison will introduce you to the basics of composting and everything you  need to know for your upcoming volunteer shift.  Everyone who signed up for a shift in June should attend this Wednesday’s session.

You can’t remember what day you signed up for? The volunteer calendar is available right here. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, there are plenty of open slots available. We need two people each Wednesday (6 to 8pm) and four people each Saturday  (9 to 11 and 11 to 1).  Sign up sheets are available during our open hours, or if you’d like to reserve your spot right now, send an email to:

Finally, notice anything different about the lawn near us in the park? Parks staff hasn’t mowed our area all spring, so we have designated the area “McCarren Meadows”, and are tending it ourselves. Thanks to Brooke Lovell and Greenpoint Reformed Church for the loan and donation, respectively, of rotary mowers used to tend the edges of our new sanctuary.   Waste into abundance, people, it works on so many levels.