North Brooklyn Compost Project

Summer 2012 by katezidar
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

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! by katezidar
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!

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.


Recycle your e-waste! by katezidar
December 6, 2011, 5:15 pm
Filed under: stewardship

GIVE US YOUR LEAVES!!! by katezidar
November 10, 2011, 5:14 pm
Filed under: fun, stewardship