2012-07-27 / Letters

Citizens Committee Thanks You

Dear Editor,

Thank you for covering the “Make- MyMotherProud” story in The Wave. We are fortunate that resident-led groups that are improving the quality of life and safety in their neighborhoods are also receiving the recognition they truly deserve.

Although Citizens Committee for New York City has funded over 40 grassroots, Queens-based neighborhood groups this year, the one described below is the one you may want to explore further for now.

The group just received a $5,000 grant to establish the first community compost garden in the Rockaways. The group is demonstrating the life cycle of compost by constructing 22 compost tumblers, 6 raised beds for an edible garden, a rainwater catchment system, tool storage, and workshop and seating space. The compost garden is processing three tons of food waste per month that is made available to community members. Throughout the beach season, the group is also hosting free community and school workshops on composting, urban agriculture and garden-to-table cooking.

Number of core members: approximately 10. Number of residents impacted: Many!


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