BK ROT is on the run again.
Beautiful weather. Amazing team. Great community.
We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.
BK ROT has dedicated our time and effort to make a change. It only takes one step to make a difference in the world society we live. #nature
📝Help BK ROT save El Garden by signing the petition.📝
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El Garden, which hosts BK ROT at 120 Jefferson St. has recently been marked as a site for future development by the city. Although BK ROT is steadily working to build out our permanent site at 1278 Myrtle Avenue, the potential loss of El Garden would be devastating to the surrounding community that has worked hard to build out that space.
In addition to hosting BK ROT’s regular Sunday operation, El Garden has allowed us to partner with other youth organizations, such as Ecostation:NY and Green Guerillaz to host educational workshops in urban agriculture, carpentry and composting. These rewarding projects could not have happened without a community led green space
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Hard work and dedication pays off for those who are willing to follow their dreams.
Welcoming the New Year to you all! To close out 2014 we highlight our BK ROT youth bikers .
Araceli, our new youth biker and addition to the BK ROT family and our super dedicated volunteer, Hilary, with Sandy, the BK ROT founder, is turning one of our three compost bins that is consist of our members food scraps. Of course we can not forget to mention the Bushwick Food Coop and their members dropping off their food scraps every Sunday at the Coop.
Thank you to our committed team!
Fall & Winter updates from the BK ROT team
Winter, here we come!
Snow tires? Check.
Extra warm gear? Check.
BK ROT is ready for the next Polar Vortex! We’ve built out a great crew and have moved forward on some exciting new fronts. From starting to sell our 100% locally made compost to a visit from local City Council Member Antonio Reynoso to finalizing build-out plans for a Medium Scale Compost Site in Bushwick, we are on the move! (Read about our exciting developments below).
As we close out fall we want to thank all our members, volunteers and supporters who have contributed to BK ROT. With just two weekends left in the season we’ve already diverted 1,735 pounds from the landfills into our humble 3-bin system. We’ve raised $924 in membership sales and paid out $890 in stipends for our three fantastic youth. This is no small feat! We are grateful for your continued participation in building this neighborhood effort together.
The BK ROT Team
Winter Season Updates
Meet the BK ROT Crew!
District 37 Council Member, Antonio Reynoso, Visits BK ROT
In October, BK ROT hosted an information sharing event with some of NYC’s most experienced composters, City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, reps from the Department of Sanitation and the Business Integrity Commission. We spent the afternoon talking about the goals of micro-hauling operations – like ours – and how the city government can empower and support compost projects city-wide
Looking for gifts that make a difference? BK ROT has great gifts for friends and family.
Bushwick Medium Scale Compost Site
We had a couple great workdays this season prepping the lots at 1278 Myrtle Avenue. The two lots were joined by removing the fence between them and mulch was spread to start building the soil. We’ll be building out the composting area this winter. For more information or to get involved send us a note.
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The BK ROT family is Thankful for….