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  • From: "Kirby, Ellen" ellenkirby@bbg.org
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:04:33 -0400
  • Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
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SORRY, THE ATTACHMENT DIDN'T COME THROUGH.  HERE IT IS:


FREE COMPOST IN BROOKLYN FOR ALL NYC RESIDENTS, SAT. OCT 30 

The Urban Composting Project of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in
association with the NYC Department of Sanitation is pleased to offer
unlimited free compost (while supplies last) to the residents of
Brooklyn. Individuals are welcome to the Spring Creek composting site
from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 25, 2005 and/or Sunday, June 26, 2005
with their shovels and containers to dig "Black Gold" for their home
gardens. Garden Gourmet compost bins will also be for sale for $20 at
this event (while supplies last).

To help community gardens, schools, hospitals, religious groups and
other non-profits, take advantage of this opportunity to get free
compost made from autumn leaves and Christmas trees collected by the NYC
Department of Sanitation, you are invited to send open top trucks, which
you own or rent, on either of these June dates, as well as other
vehicles. Only non-profits with trucks need to pre-register. The site
will open at 8:30am for trucks. Call 718-623-7290 or email
compost@bbg.org to request a truck registration form.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO COMPOST FOR PICK UP AT THE BROOKLYN BOTANIC
GARDEN.

Spring Creek Compost Site is located at 12720-B Flatlands Avenue, at the
southeast corner of Flatlands and Fountain Avenues. 

Directions to site: 

Brooklyn Queens Expressway W to Exit 29B (Tillary St.). Take Tillary to
Flatbush Ave. Make a left onto Flatbush and continue (past Brooklyn
Botanic Garden) to Linden Blvd. Make a left turn onto Linden and
continue to Fountain Ave. Make a right turn onto Fountain and continue
to Flatlands Ave.

Belt Parkway to Exit 14 (Pennsylvania Ave.). Continue northwest on
Pennsylvania Ave. (Granville Payne Ave.) until Flatlands Ave. Make a
right onto Flatlands and continue until Fountain Ave. Note: Commercial
vehicles are not allowed on the Belt Parkway.

Van Wyck Expressway South to Exit 3 (Linden Blvd). Continue west on
Linden Blvd., past Aqueduct and over Cross Bay Blvd./Conduit. Continue
on Linden about 1 more mile to Fountain Ave. Make a left turn onto
Fountain and continue 5 blocks until Flatlands Ave.

Public transportation: Take the A or C to Euclid Ave. Transfer to the
B13 bus toward Gateway Dr./Erskine St. (Gateway Center Mall/Spring
Creek). Exit bus near Flatlands & Fountain Aves.

The Department of Sanitation has funded compost education projects at
the City's Botanical Gardens since 1993.


Ellen Kirby, Director
Brooklyn GreenBridge
Community Horticulture Program
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Phone: 718.623-7251
Fax: 718.857-2430
Address:  1000 Washington Avenue
          Brooklyn, NY 11225
Web Site: www.BBG.org 


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