Roosevelt Island has a wealth of social infrastructure (libraries, athletic fields, youth & senior centers, pocket parks, gardens) that we cherish. Our Wengerd Farm green market has long been a staple for greeting and connecting with community as well as for restocking our kitchens with fresh produce.
Over three years ago, NYC Compost hosted by Big Reuse began providing us with an official Food Scrap Drop Off site next to our market. Since then, Islanders have been able to divert more than 100,000 pounds of food scraps from landfill! NYC Compost hosted by BigReuse turns them into soil enhancing compost and gives them back to the community - like they did for individuals on Saturday, April 27th!
Thanks to iDig2Learn, RIOC, and many more, our regular Roosevelt Island green market Saturday morning was transformed into a very special day for all ages. We learned more about practices that make a difference and help to reverse global warming. We found out about ways to reuse and recycle right here on RI. In addition to food scraps, clothes and electronics are reusable resources, too! RI Garden Club Outreach was honored to participate in this event.
(Most photographs above by Olya Turcihin! Enjoy the beautiful moments.)