Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Updates from NYC Leaves

It's been an impressive effort, so far, of community gardens citywide. Several tons of leaves have already been harvested for compost! However, as there are limits to what we volunteers can do (the City used to collect 20,000 tons of leaves each year, and the absence of compost givebacks are most felt by underserved communities), some of us are realizing that the City oughtto reinstate their collection.

A lawyer from the Brooklyn Food Coalition has drafted a bill which would make fall leaf compost collection required by law in NYC!

In order to present this proposed bill to City Council, organizations throughout the city are voicing support. So far, Added Value, the Lower East Side EcologyCenter, East New York Farms, Just Food, Earth Matter NY and the North Brooklyn Compost Project have added a vote of approval.

Nice Work Project Leaf Drop!

get involved here: http://www.brooklynfoodcoalition.org/forum/topics/leaf-compost-law-you-can-help

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