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Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden Opens Farm and Compost Site

The one-acre site shows visitors how the food cycle is applied to agriculture, horticulture and green infrastructure.

The New York City Compost Project, hosted by Queens Botanical Garden, opened a one-acre Farm and Compost Site at the beginning of summer. The New York City Compost Project aims to reduce waste in New York City and rebuild the city’s soils, and the new site aims to help show visitors how the food cycle is applied to agriculture, horticulture and green infrastructure.

The Farm and Compost Site, which is funded by the New York City Department of Sanitation, is a public space that combines zero waste with the goals of OneNYC, the mayor’s plan to become the most resilient, equitable and sustainable city in the world.

Times Ledger has more information:

On the first day of summer, the New York City Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden launched the one-acre Farm and Compost Site, inviting the public to participate in the organics recovery process.

More than 50 people attended the June 21 event at Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing. The Farm and Compost Site on the southwest section of the garden demonstrates how the food cycle is applied to agriculture, horticulture, and green infrastructure.

The New York City Compost Project helps to reduce waste in New York City and rebuild city soils by providing people with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to produce and use compost locally, according to the Project Manager, Elsa Higby.

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