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October 2017

Forest Crew

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis. College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded! Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.  Please RSVP here . This event repeats every week on…

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Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Free

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/7/2017 and 10/25/2017.  

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Farm Open Hours

October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Free

Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants. This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/7/2017 and 10/25/2017.

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November 2017

Educational Green Roofs Conference

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PS 41, 116 West 11th Street + Google Map
Free

Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, nature study, journaling, and quiet reading. Studies have shown that the psychological benefits of green spaces, like green roofs, are substantial - they reduce stress, boost attention, and improve brain function. In addition, green roofs have practical benefits.…

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