We had a great time last Sunday, August 26th, building a new compost windrow at the Salt Lot!  The weather was great–it was a beautiful day on the shores of the Gowanus Canal!

Signs artistically rendered by composter extraordinaire, Christine Petro

A special thanks goes out to our friends at GrowNYC… they delivered over 7,000 pounds of food scraps for the new windrow build!

Food scraps delivery from GrowNYC

We started the morning with a lesson in composting… Master Composter Erik Martig explained our patented “Compost Lasagna” recipe to a ready and willing team of volunteers.

Learning the basics of “compost lasagna”

To build a compost windrow, we alternate layers of food scraps and “browns” (wood chips and leaves).  It’s the perfect recipe to create an environment ripe for decomposing!

There are few things more satisfying than taking all those old food scraps and turning them into something new!

Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who gave us their time last Sunday!