NYC COMPOST PROJECT OFFERS WINTER WORKSHOP: COMPOST 101
The New York City Compost Project is again offering its fundamental, hands-on workshop on the basics of composting, Composting 101, on Saturday, January 9, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It will be held in the Winter Garden, Building P on the Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace. Admission is $5 and pre-registration is requested.
The interactive workshop is an introduction to composting. It will provide answers to questions such as: What is compost? How is it made? What can it be used for? What do you need to be an urban composter? Why is composting good for you and the environment? A NYC Compost Project educator will lead the workshop.
“Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is pleased to host composting, gardening and farming workshops in cooperation with the New York City Compost Project,” said Snug Harbor CEO Lynn Kelly. “They are a good fit with our Heritage Farm, the largest urban farm in the region.”
The New York City Compost Project was created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993. It works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Build It Green! NYC, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more at the NYC Compost Project website.
About Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America. It consists of 26 historical buildings, numerous distinctive botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre campus. Formerly Sailors’ Snug Harbor, a home for retired sailors built in the 1800s, Snug Harbor is now a distinguished regional arts center where history, architecture, visual and performing arts, environmental science, agriculture and horticulture provide dynamic experiences for all ages. Snug Harbor is also home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Children’s Museum and the Staten Island Museum. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.