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Coming Soon

The success of this project will be in part reflected by how much organic waste we can divert from landfill. We are still in the process of setting up our compost site in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and hope to have it fully operable in Spring 2013. When we do, we will post our lbs diverted from landfill in the upper right corner of this page.

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Bagged

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Batch #001. Ingredients: coffee grinds, food scraps, Brooklyn Christmas trees, city park leaves. And now ==> soil.

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Keys to Beford Ave!

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We are thrilled to announce that we have just signed paperwork with the city to run a new green space in South Williamsburg. We are working with some great people and our focus will be on compost/food rescue, urban ag and water reclamation. We are building an art/sci lab where we will continue our soil microscopy work on site, among other exciting things…

Bagged for ArtShop!

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We have just bagged some really great smelling compost for Artshop, Franklin Street Works’ popup shop to celebrate its 2nd year anniversary. This is our summer compost that has been curing in our Crown Heights lot for several weeks & recently got a shot of inoculum from Rodale Institute.

Pentagon Report: Climate Change

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A Pentagon study from 2003 raised the possibility that global warming could prove a greater risk to the world than terrorism. The study notes that “agricultural areas [in the US] suffer from soil loss due to higher wind speeds and reduced soil moisture.” Read the full report.

Fungi Broadcast System

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Ok, this is so cool (BBC). We knew that mycorrhizal fungi were amazing at getting nutrients to the plant roots, but now a study shows that they serve as a sort of emergency broadcast system to defend against aphids.