Students for Service teamed up with NYC Compost at the Enchanted Garden at JFK High School in the West Bronx. This volunteer opportunity was the perfect service learning and service opportunity because the student volunteers learned about composting, which was facilitated by a NYC Compost Project representative.
About NYC Compost Project
The NYC Compost Project was created by the NYC Department of Sanitation in 1993 to provide compost education and outreach to NYC residents, nonprofit organizations, and businesses. Most of the successful community-based composting operations in NYC have received technical assistance from the NYC Compost Project.
In addition to learning about composting, the students were able to make compost. Lastly, the students did a range of activities to prepare the garden for the Summer growing season.