North Brooklyn Compost Project


Goodnight from the dirty dozen
June 1, 2013, 4:24 pm
Filed under: housekeeping

The North Brooklyn Compost Project has largely achieved its goals, through action and advocacy, and so this blog remains here as an archive of the love and labour we contributed to the successful, city-wide effort to improve composting services for all New Yorkers.

Our site remains somewhat active in McCarren Park, but we do not operate a drop-off service anymore. Grow NYC does!!! Hooray, because they do an amazing job.

If you want to know whats going on the old pile, head on over there in person. But please, for the love of all that is good, (…lets say it all together…) do not leave bags on the fence!

Best,

KZ

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

worm_april+nbcp_2013



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

justvermi



NO Greenmarket Compost Collection 11/3 (Thanks, Sandy)
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
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
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!



Go Green Greenpoint!
May 3, 2012, 9:44 pm
Filed under: fun

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!