Gardening & Composting

Using raised beds we grow organic fruit and vegetables and maintain an active community compost bin for kitchen scraps, food and other organic wastes. There is much going on with expanding our gardening effort (new plants, new food, new systems) so please send us an email if your interested in helping to plan, plant or lend a hand.

Update: In May 2013 we were selected as a recipient of the Citizens Committee of NYC composting grant program to improve and expand our compost efforts. As a result we have creating a drop off box, so folks can deliver compostable goods* any time of day or night. To ensure that the box is used properly as a compost drop it is secured with a combination lock. To be apart of our drop off program and receive the combination, just send us an email!

*What can you compost?
Accepted materials include fruit and vegetable scraps, non-greasy food scraps (rice, pasta, bread, cereal etc.), coffee grounds & filters, tea bags, egg and nut shells, pits, cut or dried flowers, houseplants and potting soil. Sawdust (from untreated wood) and leaves are also accepted and encouraged. Please NO meat, chicken, fish, greasy food scraps, fat, oil, dairy, animal waste, litter or bedding, coal or charcoal, coconuts, diseased and/or insect-infested houseplants/soil or biodegradable/compostable plastics.]