Citizen Action Group Updates

Sprout Farm

News: January 2015

Sprout -- Mad Tea Party & Silent Auction

Saturday, February 7

 The party starts at 8:00 pm and will take place at Air Circulation located at 160 Randolph Street, Brooklyn NY 11237.  Your support will expand Sprout Farms' programming to 3 Stars Garden in Fort Greene, serving over 700 students. Visit for more information about their work building and maintaining school and community gardens in New York City.

Compost for Brooklyn -- Make Your Own Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Free Outdoor Event

Saturday, February 22, 11-1 pm.
Corner of East 8th and Newkirk Avenue. Come see our new bird feeder. Learn more about native species. Make your own pine cone bird feeder. Are you a “birder”?  Please stop by and share your knowledge of birds that are native to NYC.

Prospect Heights Community Farm
Mulch your Christmas tree at MulchFest!

Saturday and Sunday the 10th and 11th of January from 10 am to 2 pm. Bringing your Christmas tree to the garden will guarantee its continued use in the form of mulch which will be used in the garden and around the neighborhood. Don’t let your tree end up in the trash! TreeCycle/Mulch Fest 2015 is part of an annual, city wide program organized by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. For more info on the program, go to the MulchFest site. Prospect Heights Community Farm will be one of the many places to drop off your Christmas tree throughout the city. We’ll be collecting trees and chipping them into mulch

Rondout Valley Agriculture & Its Impact
Past, Present & Future

Tuesday, January 6, 6pm at the Marbletown Community Center, Stone Ridge.

Kate Sopko, Barnabas McHenry Award recipient, Bard student & RVGA Intern met many farmers and neighbors throughout the summer working on a Rondout Valley Agricultural Impact Project. She interviewed over 20 farmers, worked with County Planning, Cornell Cooperative Extension, produced maps, collected and analyzed data, and developed an in depth profile of Rondout Valley Agriculture. We're thrilled that Kate is back to share with you the data, stories, observations and findings in a PowerPoint presentation and discussion on January 6 at 6pm. A report of this project will be available in the New Year.