The garden received a grant from Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer’s Community Composting Program. From this generous support we will be offering a series of community composting workshops and workdays. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday April 16th 11am-1pm Community Composting Open House with Master Composters from the LESEC on hand to answer your questions about composting.

Join the NYC Compost Project in Manhattan as we visit a Compost Demonstration Site and see composting in action. Compost Demo Sites are formally recognized by the NYC Compost Project as exemplary composting operations at community gardens, parks, schools, and institutions that are committed to teaching New Yorkers about the benefits of composting. Compost experts will be on hand to answer any tricky questions you have about your home composting system. Also see an example of an indoor worm composting bin. Beginners and advanced composters welcome! Breakfast will be provided.

TBA [April or May] Rainwater Catchment System Repair Workday

Come help repair and expand our rainwater collection system, which provides water for our compost bins and garden. Lunch will be provided.

Sunday May 22, 12pm – 3pm Bokashi Food Fermentation Workshop

with Vandra Thorburn of Vokashi Kitchen Waste Solutions.

Learn how to ferment your food waste in a bucket in your kitchen and in a barrel in your garden or backyard with no smell & no mess. This method works for meat and dairy waste too since it is a closed anaerobic system. Lunch will be provided.

To follow two weeks after this workshop [when the fermented bran is ready to use] will be a workday to set up our in-garden and at-home Bokashi composting systems.

TBA[in June] Worm Composting  indoors and outdoors.

Learn how to compost with worms in your backyard, kitchen or classroom. Learn to build indoor and outdoor worm composting bins. This is a great composting method for kids!

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner will be provided (depending on the time of day).