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

 

Bookworms! Compost Education at The New York Public Library

Date, Time: Saturday, April 19, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Location: 132 Canal St. (at Wright St.), Staten Island, NY 10304 

The NY Public Library is a great place to learn just about anything. Join the NYC Compost Project in learning about ecology, waste, and recycling. Check out the indoor worm bin and learn some of the basic concepts of composting with red wiggler worms! Contact the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden at (718) 425-3558 or compost@snug-harbor.org to register or for more information.

 

Bookworms! Compost Education at The New York Public Library

Date, Time: Tuesday, April 22, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: 206 South Ave (between Arlington Pl. and Brabant St.), Staten Island, NY 10303 

The NY Public Library is a great place to learn just about anything. Join the NYC Compost Project in learning about ecology, waste, and recycling. Check out the indoor worm bin and learn some of the basic concepts of composting with red wiggler worms! Contact the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden at (718) 425-3558 or compost@snug-harbor.org to register or for more information.

 

Bookworms! Compost Education at The New York Public Library

Date, Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: 7430 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10307

 

The NY Public Library is a great place to learn just about anything. Join the NYC Compost Project in learning about ecology, waste, and recycling. Check out the indoor worm bin and learn some of the basic concepts of composting with red wiggler worms! Contact the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden at (718) 425-3558 or compost@snug-harbor.org to register or for more information.

 

St. George Day

Date, Time: Saturday, April 26, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Tompkinsville Park, between Victory Boulevard and Hannah Street, and the adjacent Little Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301 

The NYC Compost Project will be hosting an information table at St. George Day! Our table will have an indoor worm bin that is chockfull of red wiggler worms! Staten Islanders of all ages will learn how to transform kitchen scraps into food utilizing these wonderful creatures. For more information about the day, contact the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden at (718) 425-3558 or compost@snug-harbor.org.