Earth Matter NY's Compost Learning Center & Soil Start Farm
Open Sundays, 12-4pm in the Urban Farm
Get your hands dirty at the Compost Learning Center! This facility processes all of the food scraps and landscape debris generated on Governors Island, and some Manhattan residential collections. Much of this compost is used here on Governors Island. Visitors can learn about composting and might even meet some chickens.
Urban composting has dual purposes: diverting organic waste from the landfill and amending existing soil. The Soil Start Farm demonstrates how gardeners can use readily available materials to create compost to grow plants in urban soil conditions.