(Photo by Prospect Farm)With the Department of Sanitation’s organics curbside collections expanding to Fort Greene, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Kensington, and more — many lucky Brooklynites don’t have to travel to compost this summer. (See if your neighborhood and building will get the brown compost bin here)
Looking for ways to give back in the new year? Local organization Compost for Brooklyn is looking for new volunteers. Margaret Dunn-Carver, volunteer coordinator, writes, Give back in the new year by volunteering with us! We have open spots for experienced and new volunteers. The commitment is only 2 hours
There is a ton happening this weekend, including the last Church Avenue sidewalk sales event of the year, two huge yard sales – the Popcorn multi-family yard sale and the Prospect Park South biennial yard sale (which includes more than 40 participating houses both Saturday and Sunday), the Cortelyou Library book
Compost for Brooklyn, the garden on the corner of Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street, has just added open hours for compost collection on Thursdays through the end of August. They accept residential food scraps only (no dairy, meat, bones, woody material, lawn clippings, “compostable” dinnerware, or coconut shells) on
Join Compost for Brooklyn at the garden on Newkirk and E 8th St this Saturday, March 30 from 11-2pm to help finish up renovations in preparation for their new compost system: Mainly we will be sifting compost, turning compost, and doing general maintenance around the garden. Volunteers should be prepared
Compost for Brooklyn is hosting volunteer workdays this winter to ready the compost system for upgrades and renovations. The community composting project will be working in the coming days, weeks and months “to make the local environment greener and healthier,” wrote Louise Bruce, by sifting, turning and bagging the compost
Image via Facebook The Daily News writes up a lovely profile of Compost for Brooklyn on Newkirk @8th street. From their conversation with Louise Bruce, founder of the place: Bruce first spotted the abandoned concrete patch littered with garbage while walking her fox terrier dog Olive past it in 2010.
Fun event for the kids tomorrow at Compost for Brooklyn: Maria Newsom-Fahey and Margaret Dunn-Carver will be leading this third and final nature journaling workshop of the spring, for kids ages 4 and up, in the C4B garden. In addition to a scavenger hunt, drawing, and nature-discovery activities, this workshop