The applicant proposes to operate a yard waste composting facility at B Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, an approximately acre site consisting of fill material, located within an undeveloped portion of Spring Creek Park. The site is southeast of the intersection of Fountain and Flatlands Avenues, Brooklyn. The composting facility would receive approximately 15, tons per year of leaves, small brush, stumps, wood chips, grass, discarded Christmas trees, and, starting in the third year, this throughput would include up to 1, cubic yards of horse manure per year. Composting would take place within outdoor windrows.
View Slideshow A tree may grow in Brooklyn, but an amazing urban farm flourishes on Governors Island.
An inspiring GrowNYC initiative is teaching inner city kids how to plant, water, harvest, and cook pesticide-free fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Located on Governors Island just a quick ferry ride from lower Manhattan, the Teaching Garden is a 21,square-foot urban farm that offers free educational field trips to NYC students—many of whom have never seen how food is grown.
Now in its fourth season, the half-acre Governors Island Teaching Garden comprises raised planters, a fruit orchard, an outdoor kitchen with a large solar ovenhigh-tunnel greenhouse, and even an aquaponics system housed inside a converted shipping container.
The Teaching Garden currently has 69 individual planting beds built from recycled plastic lumber with over 40 plant varieties during the summer season. Earth Matter NY supplies the compost. Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square The majority of students who visit are from immigrant families, such as the group of fourth graders from PS present on the day we visited.
The educational journey begins with an introduction about the fruits and vegetables the participants harvest as well as a lesson on their nutritional value.
The group is then led to the different planting beds and orchard to pick ingredients, followed by a trip to the outdoor kitchen for a lesson on cooking what they harvested for a true farm-to-fork experience.
The students also plant seeds for future harvests and learn about sustainable initiatives ranging from renewable energy to recycling and composting. Almost all the food we grow here the students eat. Now we only bring on olive oil and spices.
Expansion also lets us to bring more students out here and slightly larger classes. It also shows students what a small scale farm would look like. Other sustainably minded projects are being built with the help of corporate volunteers. CSR programs help subsidize most of the costs of the Teaching Garden to keep the educational program free for students.Drag Queen Story Hour/DQSH and Anastasia Higginbotham present Not My Idea Saturday, Nov.
17, from AM to PM in McNally Jackson Books SOHO. nyc compost project hosted by queens botanical garden The NYC Compost Project helps reduce waste in NYC and rebuild City soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost.
2 EAST HARLEM NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN PREPARED FOR The East Harlem Neighborhood PROJECT PARTNERS Office of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito .
The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in , provides compost education and outreach to NYC residents, community groups, city agencies and non-profits. About the NYC Compost Project. The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in , works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally.
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