Brooklyn Compost Project is on!

1 10 2008

This from Susan Fox of Park Slope Parents:

Brooklyn Compost Project

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
compost helpline: (718) 623-7290
workshop registration: (718) 623-7220
website & directions to the Garden: http://www.bbg.org
email: compost@bbg.org

compost workshops in brooklyn neighborhoods .

The Brooklyn Compost Project will come to your Brooklyn community to present
compost classes. Please contact us if you would like us to offer a workshop
for your community garden, neighborhood association, or civic group in
Brooklyn.

teacher workshop: worm composting in the classroom . Looking for a way to
introduce your class to ecology and recycling? Try composting with worms!
Kids love it. This class may be held at any Brooklyn school for a group of
ten or more NYC teachers. A $10 materials fee is optional. Call us for more
information.

home composting exhibit . Come see how to compost at BBG’s home composting
exhibit near the Cranford Rose Garden. The display includes a variety of
compost bins, different stages of decomposition, and new signs in both
English and Spanish to explain the process.

note: Except where indicated, the following workshops are provided at no
charge, or for a nominal fee, thanks to the funding provided by the DSNY
Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

Tuesday, October 7, 6 to 8 pm
mulch, leaves and cover crops: how to improve your soil
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Learn the basics of soil structure, organic fertilizers, soil amendment
secrets, the underworld critters that abound, and the importance of organic
matter and composting for healthy soil.

Tuesday, October 21, 6 to 8 pm
composting in the city
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Learn how to compost in small city yards, how to use finished compost, and
how to avoid problems. Receive a free copy of Easy Compost: The Secret to
Great Soil and Spectacular Plants.

Sunday, October 26, 12 noon to 4 pm
ghouls and gourds event: creepy crawly compost critters
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Compost Project staff and Master Composters will be showing the
creepy (and cool!) critters you can find in the worm bin.

Wednesday, November 5, 6 to 8 pm
composting alternatives and gathering materials
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This advanced course covers trench composting, “lasagna” composting, and
where to find resources in your neighborhood to balance your compost pile.

Tuesday, November 18, 6 to 8 pm
worm bin basics: indoor composting workshop
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Learn how to compost with worms, get a free copy of Worms Eat My Garbage,
and an optional $10 voucher for a pounds of worms and a worm bin to start
composting!

Tuesday, December 2, 6 to 8 pm
compost tea: brew your own
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Learn how to brew compost tea, which contains microorganisms and nutrients
that help plants grow greener and healthier, and live longer.

Tuesday, December 16, 6 to 8 pm
composting in the city
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Learn how to compost in small city yards, how to use finished compost, and
how to avoid problems. Receive a free copy of Easy Compost: The Secret to
Great Soil and Spectacular Plants.

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