North Brooklyn Compost Project

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled pine trees yearning to be mulched! by katezidar
January 6, 2011, 6:18 pm
Filed under: stewardship
This Weekend! TREECYCLE at MulchFest!
Bring your holiday tree to McCarren Park, right behind the park station, closed to Driggs Ave & Lorimer, to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
Saturday & Sunday, Jan 8 & 9 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Check here for other tree drop off locations

Happy New Year, Composters!!! by katezidar
January 6, 2011, 6:10 pm
Filed under: fun, housekeeping, learnin', membership, policy, press, stewardship

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 were also acknowledged by ioby as one of the 2010 Heroes in Our Backyards and mentioned in the New York Magazine and the WG News + Arts.

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!