NYC Compost Project

NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993, provides compost education and outreach to NYC residents, community groups, city agencies and non-profits. The NYC Compost Project offers compost-related workshops and classes, runs the Master Composter Certificate Program, provides technical composting support, distributes DSNY compost & mulch, develops urban farms, and tables at public events throughout all five boroughs. The NYC Compost Project also operates neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off opportunities and ensures that those food scraps are composted locally.

 

LEARN HOW TO COMPOST

Are you a Teacher, Community Gardener, Landscaper, Camp Director, or Community Group Member interested in composting?NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden can provide your class, staff, or group with a comprehensive, engaging and rewarding workshop on composting. Our workshops are uniquely tailored for you and your audience. Classes can be provided at Snug Harbor or we can visit you.

There is a $25 fee for group workshops (maximum # of participants is 25). You can also host a workshop open to the public, the fee for a public workshops is $5 per participant.  Fees are used to cover the costs of demonstrational materials and informational handouts.

For more information and to arrange a workshop please email us at compost@snug-harbor.org or call 718-425-3557.

Master Composter Certificate Course

This comprehensive train-the-trainer course is designed to promote the practice of composting in homes, schools, and community gardens on Staten Island.  The program is held at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in the spring and consists of seven Thursday evening classes, two off-site field trips, and 30 hours of Staten Island based volunteer outreach service in compost education and promotion. Course material fee is $40; limited scholarships are available. Visit the Master Composter Certificate course page to apply and obtain details.

EVENTS

Staten Island CSA Composts!

Date, Time: Wednesday, June 11, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Christ Church New Brighton, 76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Staten Island CSA’s 3-bin composting system is up and running! Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for impromptu demonstrations, Q&A, and essential literature for composting in NYC at this upcoming pickup!

NatureFest

Date, Time: Saturday, June 14, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Carousel for all Children, Willowbrook Park, 2 Eton Pl, Staten Island, NY 10314

Celebrate NatureFest, the Staten Island Museum’s annual environmental fair! Activities such as nature walks, environmental information and arts & crafts will be available for children and adults. The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be on hand to demonstrate the role nature plays in both indoor and outdoor composting systems.

 

New York Cares about Compost

Date, Time: Tuesday, June 17, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden while helping to maintain the NYC Compost Project demonstration site! You will learn about mowing cover crops, how mulch helps the landscape, and what inputs can help or hurt a composting operation. Bring a water bottle and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. You will be working with a Master Composter from the Department of Sanitation, so bring your composting questions as well as your enthusiasm for sustainability! Register with NY Cares here.

Mid-Island CSA Composts!

Date, Time: Thursday, June 19, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: 121 Cleveland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308

There are two new CSA’s in town! All Mid-Island CSA members and interested residents are invited to come and learn about composting the CSA’s excesses and leftover household food scraps. Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for impromptu demonstrations, Q&A, and essential literature for composting in NYC at this upcoming pickup!

South Shore CSA Composts!

Date, Time: Thursday, June 26, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: 7033 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10307

There are two new CSA’s in town! All South Shore CSA members and interested residents are invited to come and learn about composting the CSA’s excesses and leftover household food scraps. Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for impromptu demonstrations, Q&A, and essential literature for composting in NYC at this upcoming pickup!

Worms! At the Staten Island Children’s Museum

Date, Time: Saturday, June 28, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden at the Staten Island Children’s Museum! The NYC Compost Project will demonstrate how “Red Wiggler” worms turn food scraps. into a valuable soil ammendment.