Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum has designated Monday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a Compost Workday.
Led by Jodie Colón, compost educator for the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, a program of the New York City Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse & Recycling that is hosted at The New York Botanical Garden, participants can help Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum build a greener, healthier, and more sustainable city as they recycle their garden trimmings into compost.
Attendees will pitch in with chopping, mixing, sifting, and other compost bin maintenance tasks while learning hands-on the tips and techniques for setting up and managing their own compost system.
For nearly a decade, workshop leader Colón has provided practical advice and training to thousands of community gardeners, residents, teachers, and members of greening organizations. Certified as a Master Composter in 2000, she has been the Instructor for the Master Composter Certificate Program conducted at The New York Botanical Garden since 2006.
Colón and her worms have been featured on Martha Stewart Living Radio, in articles in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News; in online videos for Fine Gardening Magazine, and in the book, How to Cheat at Gardening.
Garden gloves and tools will be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring their own. Compost Workday is free but registration is requested. Call 718.885.1461 or email email@example.com for more information and to register. For more information about Bartow-Pell, visit www.bpmm.org. For more information about the composting program, visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.