Monday, March 7, 2011

Compost at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket!

This weekend GrowNYC began a 4-month pilot program to expand current food scrap collections from NYC households at select Greenmarkets, including that at Grand Army Plaza on Saturdays 8am-4pm. Shoppers can drop off fruit and vegetable scraps to be transported to a compost facility where they will become a fertile soil amendment for local farming projects and other uses.

This program complements the existing, ongoing Greenmarket food scrap collections conducted by their community partners, Lower East Side Ecology Center (Union Square), Western Queens Compost Initiative (Sunnyside, Jackson Heights) and the Ft. Greene Compost Project. I missed the inaugural collection but I look forward to participating next weekend.

For more info on other scrap collection sites and a list of acceptable scraps, visit

Olivia Lane is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning 
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  1. Hi Olivia,

    I believe I met you at the Plastic Albatross Information session at the Commons recently. I went to the inaugural at McCarren Park and hope that others will soon be dropping off their compostables in the coming weeks.


  2. Hi Eve! Yes, I remember you! Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. I think this composting thing is going to really take off. Glad to know you were there to get things started!



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