Garden Get Together
Saturday, February 25, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building P Lobby
Whether you’re looking to join or start a community garden or are a member of an existing garden looking for support, this event is for you. The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and GreenThumb have partnered to provide a forum for organizations who support gardens to introduce themselves and provide information.
Guest Speakers
  • Paula Segal, 596 Acres
  • Arif Ullah, Citizens Committee
  • Elizabeth Nicholls, Greenbelt Conservancy
  • Anthony Reuter, GreenThumb
  • Arielle Hartman and Rasheed Hislop, Grow to Learn
  • Lenny Librizzi, GrowNYC
  • Kelly Morris, Joe Holzka Community Garden
  • Flynn Ferguson, Living Restoration
  • Barbara Tanzosh, Moravian Community Garden
  • Jeremy LaPointe, Greenbelt Native Plant Center
  • Aziz Dehkan, New York City Community Garden Coalition
  • Carol Hooper, NYC Compost Project
  • Mike Mullaley, Partnership for Parks
  • Deb Walters, PS 9 School Garden
  • Jody Stoll, SI Partnership for Community Wellness
  • Jonathan Wilson, Snug Harbor Heritage Farm
  • Susan Fowler, Staten Island Hunger Task Force
  • Tatiana Morin, Urban Soils Institute
  • Gabriel Ekomoni, West Brighton Community Garden
The event is free, but seating is limited, be sure to register here.

A Message from our Partners

SI Moravian Community Garden

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Volunteer recruitment meetings for the SI Moravian Community Garden will be Monday March 13th and Tuesday March 21st at 7:30 pm in the Church Parlor at Castleton Hill Moravian Church, 1657 Victory Blvd. You only need to attend one meeting.

New Yorkers for Parks

Hello, Staten Island park, garden, and open space advocates!

NY4P is traveling to every borough this winter, and we want to hear from you. Join us on Thursday, February 2nd as we convene advocates from Staten Island to discuss how we can work to improve parks and gardens in your neighborhood, and across the city. With the Mayoral & City Council elections right around the corner, it’s time to gather our network and push for a better parks budget. We’ll identify open space priorities for the borough, and start to lay the groundwork for a campaign for parks, and we need you to represent your neighborhood! Come meet our new Executive Director Lynn Kelly, get to know other park organizers from your borough, and together let’s build momentum for better open space in NYC.

What: NY4P: Boro x Boro Staten Island Meeting

When: Thursday, February 2nd
6:30pm to 8:30pm (check-in from 6:00pm to 6:30pm)

Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building P
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301


Light refreshments will be provided. Se habla Español.

Enhance your skills and your soil. Join us at a public workshop.
Choose the Right Bin for You
Saturday, February 11, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terr. (Compost Demonstration Site)
There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keep it by my house? Can I make my own? You have questions. We have answers.
Dirt on the Lens

Saturday, March 4, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terr. (Building P. Lobby)

Dirt on the Lens is a green film series focused on unique, informative, and entertaining films about the interconnections between soil, agriculture, ecosystem sustainability, and human health.
Join us for our first screening of the year! Our main feature, The Greening of Cuba, takes a closer look at the largest conversion from industrial to organic agriculture in recent history.

 One-hour workshops are free but registration is recommended. Register here.

Master Composter Certificate Course

Thursdays, April 13 – June 1, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Course Fee:  $40 (limited scholarships available)

The NYC Compost Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community-based composting projects across all five boroughs. Applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information and to apply click here.


Looking to get your hands dirty? Join us at a volunteer workday! Learn how to make compost by helping our community partners make compost. Events are rain or shine so dress appropriately.

Turn & Learn

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working with the NYC Compost Project. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Wednesday, February 1, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Snug Harbor (Compost Demo Site)
Saturday, February 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Snug Harbor (Compost Demo Site)
Saturday, February 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Snug Harbor (Compost Demo Site)

Register Here!

We host neighborhood organics drop-off sites and compost the material locally at sites managed by NYC Compost Project staff. Our drop-off sites located at greenmarkets, major public transit stations, public libraries, and other popular locations let residents recycle their waste conveniently.
Bring your food scraps to a drop-off site below!

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Stand

Expanded hours of operation!

Drop-off hours will be the same as the park open hours: dawn to dusk.

Every day. All year long.

1000 Richmond Terrace, Compost Demonstration Site
PS 9 Naples St. Elementary School
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM -3:30 PM
1055 Targee Street
Borough Hall at Baker Square
Wednesdays, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Street at Borough Hall

Stapleton Mobile Market
1st Tuesday & 3rd Saturday of every month
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
75 Hill Street

Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market
1st Wednesday & 3rd Saturday of every month
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
22 Roxbury Street
Learn what to drop off here!
Staten Island Food Scrap Drop-off Survey
Organics suitable for composting makes up 31% of the city’s waste stream.
Help us keep this material out of the landfill: complete our survey and let us know where you want the next food scrap drop-off to be located.
Learn more!