HELP US HELP OUR CITY.
COMPOST* WITH THE W. 104th STREET GARDEN!
This year, the W. 104th Street Garden, located between Manhattan Ave. and Central Park West, is starting an exciting new composting initiative. Together, we can help reduce waste by turning your nitrogen-rich salad, coffee grounds, and fruit scraps (GREENS) into compost!
Drop off your GREENS in the silver DROP OFF BARRELS
During the W. 104th Street Community Garden’s posted open hours:
Saturday 10AM-4 PM; Sunday: 1-4PM;
Wednesday: 5-8 PM (June, July, August)
or any the time the garden gate is open.
- WHAT TO DROP OFF: Fruit and vegetable scraps (uncooked and free of dressing or animal products), coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, fresh leaves, green plants, flower bouquets, feathers, spoiled juice, stale flour.
- WHAT NOT TO DROP OFF: Cooked vegetables or fruit, meat of any kind, dairy products, eggs or egg shells, tomatoes or tomato scraps (sorry, too many local blight problems).
- WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: We will add your donations to our carbon rich BROWNS — leaves, wood shavings, twigs and straw — and cook them untilwe have compost!
The compost will be used to improve the soil for neighborhood street trees and in the garden.
Help make the neighborhood bloom!
*Compost: Plant matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.