Compost is Saved (again)!

After losing our overflow site last week, PHCF has started a new relationship, working in collaboration with the NYC Compost Project to fill the void left by the City’s 90% cut in funding to citywide compost services.


IT’S ON! Bring us your food scraps on Sundays from 10 – 12 in October (and HEADS UP… soon to be shifting to 12 – 2 in November!).  


Reminders of what to and what not to compost here.

Compost Capacity Expanded!

Wondering where to compost? Bring it to the Farm!

Now with the generous support of NatureBasedwe are able to significantly expand the amount of food scraps we accept on Sundays. So, bring us your Food Scraps, Sundays 10 – 12 noon

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New Compost Drop Off Hours

Beginning this Sunday, May 24th, Prospect Heights Community Farm will roll out a partial re-opening of Food Scrap Drop Offs for the community! 


During this PAUSE period, PHCF seeks to restart, within our limited capacity, the incorporation of your food scraps into our compost system as safely and efficiently as possible. Towards that end, drop offs will be accepted differently than usual – received by a volunteer at the (closed) front gate of the garden with a face covering and appropriate social distancing required. 


What: Food Scrap Drop Off
When: Sundays 10 – 12 pm Where: On the outside of the (closed) front gate.
How: Mask or face covering required for drop off. 

Free Compost Workshop Sunday June 9th 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Come to this free workshop to learn the basics of compost and composting! On Sunday, June 9th 1:00-2:00 pm, Master Composter Judy Sackoff will introduce you to the world of compost and answer these questions:
 
  • What exactly is compost?
  • How do you make compost?
  • Why should I compost?
You’ll also have an opportunity to closely examine compost produced by Prospect Heights Community Farm’s own compost team and get a quick tour of the site.
 
There’s no registration required — just show up!
 
Where: Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252-256 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY
When: Sunday, June 9th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
 
 

Leave your leaves at the garden

Prospect Heights Community Farm will be collecting leaves to be composted and used in the garden. We will be collecting bagged leaves on most Sundays over the next month. Please bring leaves only, no trash or other material.

Once again the Department of Sanitation will not be collecting leaves for composting in Community Board 8 – Prospect Heights and Crown Heights.

To avoid risking your leaves ending up in the landfill, bring them to the garden at one of the following times and we’ll make sure they are put to good use as compost.

Sunday the 12th of November at 12-2pm
Sunday the 19th of November at 12-2pm
Sunday the 3th of December at 12-2pm
Sunday the 10th of December at 12-2pm

Mulch your Christmas tree at Mulch Fest this weekend!

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Once again, Prospect Heights Community will be serving as a drop off location for MuchFest. Bringing your Christmas tree to the garden will guarantee its continued use in the form of mulch which will be used in the garden and around the neighbourhood. Don’t let your tree end up in the trash!

TreeCycle/Mulch Fest 2017 is part of an annual, city wide program organised by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. For more info on the program, go to the MulchFest site.

Prospect Heights Community Farm will be one of the many places to drop off your Christmas tree throughout the city. We’ll be collecting trees and chipping them into mulch on Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th of January from 10 am to 2 pm. That gives you just enough time from twelfth night on the 5th of January to lug your tree over to the garden.

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Give us your leaves!

It’s that time of year again and we’ll be collecting leaves to be composted and used in the garden.

Despite sending out mailers, the Department of Sanitation will not be collecting leaves for composting in Community Board 8 – Prospect Heights and Crown Heights. Please note that, per the DSNY’s 2016 Fall Leaf Collection page, if you leave leaves out on the curb they will be collected with the garbage and end up in the landfill.

Instead, bring them to the garden at one of the following times and we’ll make sure they are put to good use as compost.

Saturday the 6th of November 12-2pm
Sunday the 13th of November 12-2pm
Sunday the 20th of November 12-2pm
Sunday the 4th of December 12-2pm

Please make sure your leaves are bagged in clear or paper bags and that you only bring leaves. Please no twigs, branches or trash.

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Annual Pumpkin Smash Potato Bake Bash

Next Saturday will be our annual fall celebration; the Pumpkin Smash Potato Bake bash. Bring your left over jack o’ lanterns to smash in our compost. We’ll also have baked potatoes, hot cider and other snacks and will be hanging out in the garden all afternoon. This year we’ll have a smoker and grill and we’ll be smoking chicken and grilling vegetarian snacks.

We hope to see you in the garden on Saturday the 5th of November from 12-4pm at Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252-256 Saint Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The rain date is the same time on Sunday the 6th of November.

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Compost your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

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Once again, Prospect Heights Community will be serving as a drop off location for MuchFest. Bringing your Christmas tree to the garden will guarantee its continued use in the form of mulch which will be used in the garden and around the neighbourhood. Don’t let your tree end up in the trash!

TreeCycle/Mulch Fest 2016 is part of an annual, city wide program organised by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. For more info on the program, go to the MulchFest site.

Prospect Heights Community Farm will be one of the many places to drop off your Christmas tree throughout the city. We’ll be collecting trees and chipping them into mulch on Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th of January from 10 am to 2 pm. That gives you a few days from twelfth night on the 5th of January to lug your tree over to the garden.

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Leaf drop is underway

Our annual leaf collection drive is under way. Please bring your bagged leaves to the garden on any of the below dates. This not only diverts your compostable material away from the landfill and into a garden but also helps us keep the correct greens to browns balance in out compost system.

Please bring your leaves in clear plastic or brown paper bags. Make sure you only bring leaves; no twigs, branches, or trash please.

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