Western Queens Compost Initiative

The WQCI is a dynamic partnership of CSA's, gardeners, and youth & civic associations, providing leadership, service, and education in composting!

NEEDS: $0 of 517

Let's Talk Trash, Beyond the Can

Let's Talk Trash, Beyond the Can, is the beginning of a beautiful movement, trash cans that will live permanently in Astoria Park.

NEEDS: $0 of 425 + Volunteers

Composting Class

Our compost project teaches the benefits of composting, provides bins and worms, and instructions on and how to start and keep a bin.

NEEDS: $0 of 115 + Volunteers

Canning Workshop

This program to teach the basics and benefits of canning.

NEEDS: $0 of 144 + Volunteers

Composting the Five Borough Bike Ride

Composting the Five Borough Bike Tour will reduce waste being trucked out, and create compost for five school gardens.

NEEDS: $0 of 428 + Volunteers

Junior Composter Course

The Junior Composter course is an internship for youth from underserved communities to engage in composting, urban agriculture, and environmental activism.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,262

Cookbook Fundraiser

This long-term project compiles healthy seasonal recipes using seasonal ingredients our students have cooked with throughout the year. Once developed and printed each student will receive a cookbook!

NEEDS: $950 of 1,026

Farm Visit

We make local fruits and veggies more accessible to our community by running the CSA, which partners with Golden Earthworm Farm on Long Island.

NEEDS: $409 of 604

Food Extravaganza Demonstrations

Our cooking demonstration features advice on what to do with CSA vegetables and how to prepare recipes from local chefs.

NEEDS: $0 of 184