Did you know that almost 20% of New York City's landfill contributions are compostable food scraps? These scraps make gorgeous fertilizer for your soil, but when tossed in the trash they contribute to the greenhouse gasses laying waste to our environment. Keep them out of landfills, save money on gardening supplies, and build healthy soils by learning how to compost at home with the help of marvelous red worms and other decomposers!
Unfortunately we here in the big city can't just "throw it over the fence" like our rural friends. We also have to grapple with smelly piles stinking up our tiny apartments, crawly intruders, and whiny neighbors. Master Composter Celeste McMickle has solutions to all these challenges! She'll give us the guidance and advice we need to get our simple composting system up and running. In this class, we will cover the basics of composting, discuss the best methods being used in urban areas, and talk about the tools and resources we need to make our own soil. Then she'll show us how to build our own indoor worm composting bins and send us home with a materials list and step-by-step instructions to recreate the set-up he demonstrated!
ABOUT CELESTE MCMICKLE
Celeste McMickle, founder of Celestial Solutions, has been working in the sustainability industry for more than a decade. She is a certified permaculture designer, master composter, and gardener and currently serves as the compost educator at the New York City Compost Project hosted by the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Celeste uses her mixed background of architecture, permaculture, composting, and recycling knowledge to help educate New Yorkers through the many navigable channels of waste reduction in this beautiful city she is lucky enough to call home.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FARM IN OUR INDOOR LOFT. DETAILED DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.
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Please let us know if you would like to attend but are unable to do so due to registration fees. We are happy to extend a discount or full scholarship to low income members of our community. If you know an organization or an individual who might be well served by this program, please tell them to reach out to us via email at Events@BrooklynGrangeFarm.com. Brooklyn Grange recognizes that everyone’s situation is unique and we understand that there are circumstances beyond income, but please consider that we have our own bottom line to hit, and an ecosystem whose health depends on the financial sustainability of our organization. Please consider your privilege (ie. education, generational wealth, parental and community support, partnership status and other circumstances that may offer you a safety net which allows more resilience when financial setbacks occur)* before reaching out. Note that we we may ask for proof of income before we are able to make a determination of eligibility.
*Thank you to our friends at Farm School NYC for this language.