At work on Monday, I just had to brag -- I had spent Sunday making 3 tons of compost! It hadn’t been too stinky, and I had a nice tan to boot! I found this service opportunity by just striking up a conversation with a GrowNYC Compost Coordinator, Peter Tzannes, at the BurnedGreen Volunteer Fair at McCarren Park Greenmarket on Saturday. In between him encouraging passersby to compost their apple cores and paper bags, I learned GrowNYC is always looking for volunteer composters to make the work go faster.
Though staring into mouth of winter, Brooklyn seemed to be holding fast to the sunlight and its warmth. Three days into December and we found ourselves outside in the midst of a band of merry volunteers, lugging pots, plants, and trees to the sidewalk, where the Greenway links Brooklyn Bridge Park to Columbia Street. Jackets peeled, greeting and introductions were made, and tasked assigned. We chatted about our jobs, where we were from, new places to visit and how we we’re all adjusting to just having moved to the area.