20th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Using Your Brown Bin Best
Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage. Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First […]
13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done. Admission is free. Registration requested.
6th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take […]
12th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo
The NYC Outdoors! Expo is a public event showcasing environmental education resources in New York City. Who should attend? Teachers, Educators, Students, Faculty and anyone interested in environmental education. Participants will meet more than 40 environmental education organizations and find out about programs, teacher resources, internship, job opportunities, and much more. We will have light […]
6th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Lawn Care
Get a crash course on organic lawn management in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn appropriate timing, application quantities, and techniques for using compost in lawn care. Then they’ll head outside with our staff to try it themselves! Hear from the Horticulture experts on the practices used at QBG to keep our lawns pesticide and […]
30th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Volunteer with one of New York City’s oldest community composting programs! The Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the NYC Compost Project diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Food scraps are collected locally and then processed into compost at the East River Park Compost Yard. The finished compost is […]
11th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Putting Your Garden to Bed
Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring. Registration requested.
4th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Pumpkin Smash 2017
Don’t let your pumpkin haunt a landfill! Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds for a smashing good time. You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Join us for refreshments, raffles and more! Event will occur rain or shine.
21st Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes ,and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Registration requested. This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 […]
14th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Farm and Compost Volunteer Days
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.
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty! Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help […]
22nd Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Fall Soil Health Workshop
Autumn is here and it’s time to put the garden to sleep for the season. Join QBG Farm staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.
19th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Friends of Brower Park: 3rd Annual Leaf Crunch
Join Repair the World and Friends of Brower Park as they partner with the NYC Composting Project this November! Volunteers will help rake up Brower Park's fall leaves. The leaves will be used to fill their Leaf-Mold bins to replenish last years leaf-mold crop that is used to add a blanket of nutrients to Brower Parks plant and tree beds.
12th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Bushwick Compost Workday
Join New York Restoration Project as we continue building a compost windrow in our storage facility. Learn about compost as we add food scraps, from our local partners at BedStuy Fresh and Local and Saraghina Restaurant, and garden clippings from our many gardens throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
1st Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Sustainability Day!
Get your “hands dirty” and join us outdoors at the East Side Outside Garden with Common Ground Compost to prepare the urban garden for the fall and to learn about their business’ environmental sustainability based model.
1st Aug 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost Crew at Sherman Creek
Every Saturday, the Compost Crew helps process all of the food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket with organic waste recovered from NYRP’s landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City, while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts.
10th Oct 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Composting in the City workshop at Queens Botanical Garden
Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create “black gold” for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds. This workshop will cover the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. As a fall focus, we will discuss how to compost leaves and how to […]
20th Jul 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Composting: Worm Bins for the Apartment Dweller
Did you know that almost 20% of New York City’s landfill contributions are compostable food scraps? Learn to compost and reduce that waste!