2005-04-08 / Community

Backyard Composting At Fort Tilden April 10

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Queens Botanical Garden, is offering the public an opportunity to learn about backyard composting. No natural gardening program is complete without composting! Nature renews the soil and its nutrients by recycling plant material back into the soil as humus or compost. Patty Kleinberg of the Queens Botanical Garden will show you how to take your kitchen or garden leftovers and turn them into black gold.

The program will take place at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Fort Tilden on Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. This program is free but reservations are required. To reserve, please phone the Fort Tilden Visitor Contact Station at (718) 318 – 4300. Fort Tilden is located on Rockaway Point Blvd., Rockaway, Queens, just east of Jacob Riis Park, and west of the Marine Parkway Bridge. For information on other programs that are being offered at Gateway National Recreation Area this spring, pick up a program guide at any Gateway location or visit the web at: www.nps.gov/gate.

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