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Photo of the Week: Sherman Creek Park Compost Crew on Duty

Posted by Sean Nevins
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Welcome to our new blog series, NYRP Photo of the Week! After a successful and fantastic season, we want to reflect on and highlight all the wonderful people and spaces that bring our organization to life across the five boroughs. Our amazing AmeriCorps Marketing Assistant, Anna Yatskevich, brings you some of her favorite photographs from this past gardening season as well current photos throughout the incoming winter season. Stay tuned each week to catch a glimpse into the everyday of New York Restoration Project’s green spaces, programs, staff and family of community gardeners.

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Volunteer on September 26th with our Compost Crew

Posted by Sean Nevins
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New York Restoration Project has a standing invitation to the rest of New York: come compost with us! Every Saturday morning, residents of Inwood drop-off their compostable food scraps at the Inwood Greenmarket We pick those scraps up in the afternoon and use them to make ‘black gold.’

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June 29 Weekly Round Up

Posted by Sean Nevins
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This week is filled with exciting events across the five boroughs. Check out what’s upcoming below! For more information, visit our calendar at nyrp.org/calendar, email info@nyrp.org, or call (212) 333-2552. You can also stay up to date and sign up for our newsletter for all things NYRP related!

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Composting, New to New Yorkers, Can Be Easy

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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Grand ideas take a while for New Yorkers to warm up to, but from pop-up stores to bike sharing, we embrace change all the time. So since Mayor Bloomberg announced the expansion of residential composting as a city-wide initiative, the now-voluntary-but-eventually-mandatory chore of separating food scraps, has been daunting to New Yorkers. Nevertheless, the tasks involved will become a tolerable part of living in NYC. And luckily, the long-term benefits of reducing landfill and saving the city up to $100 million a year, will outweigh growing pains. The city’s hopes to eventually convert the waste into bio-gas for generating power, is making us daydream about how NYC is finally becoming a city of the future.

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