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Celebrate Earth Day

Citizen Action Chicken

Earth Matter

Every Monday, starting on Earth Day, April 22, Earth Matter will host chicken composting workshops on Governors Island from 9 am -11:15 am. Their flock of 50 chickens (and a few rabbits and goats) will feast on 1,000 pounds NYC food scraps, provided by GrowNYC.

Join Earth Matter to learn about how they integrate animals into the composting cycle, and methods they use to safely process animal manure. No experience necessary. All participants must register ahead of time. To go to Governors Island and participate, please RSVP at:

Sprout Farm
On Saturday, April 20 from 10am-2pm, Sprout will host a volunteer workday at their garden to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and develop horticultural skills by planting seeds and seedlings, mulching the raised beds, painting the sides of the raised beds and signs, turning the compost, among other tasks.

To volunteer, visit Sprout Earth Day Celebration.

Sustainable Flatbush

On Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Sustainable Flatbush kicks off its garden season on the grounds of Flatbush Reformed Church with an Earth Day Open House. The day’s planned activities will include converting the existing vegetable garden into a culinary and medicinal herb garden; there will be community composting classes and native plant tours around the church grounds.

Resident expert Chris Kreussling (AKA Flatbush Gardener) will talk about native plants; creating wildlife habitat by asking questions such as, "What do butterflies really want?" Join him to learn about weeds and invasive species.

For more information or to volunteer for this event, email:

To learn more about Sustainable Flatbush visit:

The Butterfly Project

Earth Day celebrations don’t have to end in April. The Butterfly Project will be holding their springtime Native Plant Share on Saturday, May 11 from 11am-1pm at La Finca Garden in the Bronx. The Plant Share event is made possible through collaboration with NYC Wildflower Week. Participants will be able to take home a native plant for their own garden. For more details, visit:








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