NYC Compost Project
NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
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 [email protected] 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.