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Nick Normal @ Make: Online recently went on a bicycle tour of some different compost sites in Queens, NY. He writes:

This past weekend I went on a group bike tour of five compost sites in Western Queens, NY, in the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside. The sites were as diverse as the borough’s residents, ranging from barrels in community gardens to a one-acre rooftop farm. And the compost was as stinky and steamy as you would expect it to be!

The bike tour was organized by Stephanos, from the Western Queens Compost Initiative, which is part of the Two Coves Community Garden in Astoria. You may remember the Compost Initiative joined forces with the Compostess and the Queens Botanical Garden at last month’s World Maker Faire in NYC where they presented composting workshops, a worm petting zoo, and other hands-on projects.

More photos and nutrient-rich compost notes at Nick’s full story.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).