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Compost at Red Hook Community Farm


Compost at Red Hook Community Farm

Assist the largest community compost site in the United States that runs entirely on renewable resources, divert organic material from landfills and help create beautiful soil amendments that helps grow much-needed healthy food for the community. Volunteers will engage in a variety of tasks related to the compost program including building new mounds with donated food and wood chips, turning mature compost mounds with hand tools and muscle power and sifting the compost and preparing it for distribution.
• Be prepared for to get dirty and dress appropriately for the weather
• Be prepared for physical activity and to work up a sweat
• Be prepared to work come rain, sun or snow

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, founded more than a century ago, is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. As part of the NYC Compost Project, Brooklyn Botanic Garden manages a remarkable large-scale composting operation on the site of Brooklyn’s Red Hook Community Farm. The project is run entirely on renewable resources (solar, wind, and volunteer labor) and is the largest operation of its kind in the United States.