For healthier soil and healthier food… Compost! See where we turn all that food waste into precious compost! Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor for a tour of our compost site and celebrate Compost Awareness Week with New York State.
WHEN: May 7 | 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
July 8, September 9 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Compost Demonstration Site at Snug Harbor (view site map and directions here)
ADMISSION: FREE | Registration requested here
Find out about how compost is made across the City, see different compost systems, and learn how we can turn this environmental threat into an environmental resource. Stick around for a tour of the Heritage Farm, a 2.5 acre production farm here at Snug Harbor. Learn more about urban farming, sustainable agriculture, the importance of food access, and different farming techniques.
The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.
This program is made possible in part with funding provided by the New York City Council through A Greener NYC, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Snug Harbor thanks the Staten Island City Council Delegation for their generous allocations.
This program is also made possible in part with funding provided by the NYC Service Civic Impact capacity building grant.