We have closed our compost site in Crown Heights today. What a great run! We are now planning a new site in South Williamsburg La Casita Verde.
We have broke the 1 ton mark! In six months we have recycled 2,000 lbs of organics that would have otherwise gone to landfill.
ExcessNYC’s collection of food waste from small businesses in Brooklyn began today. We are collecting and composting the coffee grounds from Lincoln Station, a new cafe in Prospect Heights.
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.
Using a microscope to examine life or microbes in the soil is something we are continuing to learn. Here is a field guide in the making with more images and video.
Took a tour of Build it Green’s Queens Plaza and Brooklyn Grange compost facilities today.
Batch #001. Ingredients: coffee grinds, food scraps, Brooklyn Christmas trees, city park leaves. And now ==> soil.
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…
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.
We brought the bike to Stamford, CT, today. Here it sits in our storefront on Broad Street. We will be installing some visualizations in the window in the lead up to Art Walk Stamford on June 15th. That day we will be taking the bike out and about town and ending up at the Franklin Street Works Gallery for a picnic. More info here.
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.