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.

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International Compost Awareness Week Open House at NBCP by northbrooklyncompost
May 10, 2013, 3:36 pm
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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!

ICAW 2013

 

Image via US Composting Council



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

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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.



Driggs Demapping by katezidar
April 30, 2012, 9:47 pm
Filed under: learnin', stewardship

See below for info about the joint committee meeting – scheduled for May
7, 2012 –  about the  Demapping on Union Street between Driggs and N
12 Street.   As users of this corner of the McCarren Park, it is
important that we are part of the discussion.    Our community leaders
don’t always know the details of an area like locals like we do!

Thanks to Christine from the McCarren Park Dog Run for the 411!



NBCP hits the Ivy League by katezidar
February 26, 2012, 7:57 pm
Filed under: fun, learnin'

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:



Become a Master Composter! by katezidar
February 9, 2012, 4:35 pm
Filed under: learnin'

If you’re interested in spreading compost know-how and enthusiasm in Brooklyn, become an NYC Compost Project Master Composter. This certificate program is designed to promote the practice of urban composting and consists of 25 hours of classroom training (including two field trips) and 30 hours of volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. Application required and due February 17, 2012.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides this Master Composter training as the Brooklyn branch of the NYC Compost Project, a compost education and outreach program funded and managed since 1993 by the NYC Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

APPLY TODAY!