Please join your fellow community gardeners and our friends from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a brainstorming session that will focus on how we can expand and improve community leaf collection and recycling this fall.
As you know, the City will not be collecting leaves separately from regular trash, again, this fall. That means that it's up to us to find ways to take this rich source of garden nutrients out of the wastestream and bring it into our gardens, where it will do the most good.
Building on a very successful leaf collection and recycling project that was implemented at 6/15 Green garden last year, we hope to coordinate a Brooklyn-wide project that will enable local community gardens to be collection points for bagged leaves from their neighbors for use in the community gardens....and possibly even distributed back to the community in the future.
This is truly a win/win for everyone. Gardens will benefit from the addition of wonderful leaves that they can use as mulch or make into "brown gold" compost and residents will be able to recycle their leaves knowing that they will not be wasted clogging up our landfills.
Please join us for our first planning meeting to get the ball rolling.[bit.ly]
We'll be brainstorming on the basic strategies of how we can work together, coordinate dates and collection methods, create a unified press release and outreach and the ways we can avoid duplication and confusion of efforts.
We really need your voice and your ideas right from the start!
Feel free to forward this information to any community gardens or other folks you think would like to be part of this project.
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 12:00 Noon
249 5th Ave.
Bet Carroll & Garfield
Brooklyn, NY 11215
M. R to Union St
B63 along Fifth Ave
B37 & B103 along Third Avenue
B71 along Union St.
We're looking forward to a lively discussion.