- 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
A Message from our Partners
SI Moravian Community Garden
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.
Saturday, March 4, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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.
Master Composter Certificate Course
Course Fee: $40 (limited scholarships available)
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)
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!
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.