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NYC Compost Project Hosted by QBG

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The NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden works to educate Queens and the rest of New York City on the many benefits of composting. These benefits include bringing nutrients back to our city soils, reducing solid waste and sanitation costs, and creating a sustainable and healthy environment.

Upcoming Events

December 2017

Caring for Annual Plant Beds

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

QBG Horticulture and Compost team up to get the Garden ready for the cool weather. The annuals have been removed and the perennials cut back. Now we will apply a method of no-till soil amending to enrich our soil for next year’s blooms. Learn how to prepare your annual plant beds by adding shredded leaves and compost. Participants will be helping us with the work—dress for the weather! Registration required:

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January 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Master Composter Certificate Course at QBG

Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:00 am

The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community based compost projects across all five boroughs. The course requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, 30 hours of compost-related fieldwork, and a final project. Find more information and the application at:

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The Climate Reality Project Presentation

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street

The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters. Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis. Special presenters: Monica Weiss, Dan Hanson Registration required:

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Using Your Brown Bin Best

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage. Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First check your area is receiving service at Then come to our workshop to learn more! Registration required:

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February 2018

I Heart Worms

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required:

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