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: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Sustainable
Flatbush visit: http://sustainableflatbush.org/
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: butterflyprojectnyc.org.