Compost Campaign Posters, 2013
Marina Zurkow with Stefani Bardin and Brooke Singer — La Castia Verde was a “compost first” garden. This means we built our composting operation before our grow beds. These posters were designed and installed on our fence to promote composting and encourage the neighborhood to scrap save.
Aerated Static Pile, 2016
In 2016, we designed and built a 3-bin aerated static pile (asp) composter. This machine is solar-powered and blasts air through the bays to reduce labor (no turning piles!) and speed up the decomposition process. We made a how-to video so others could use our design to build their own.
Build a Bike Rim Compost Screener, 2016
We designed a compost shifter that is made from two bicycle wheels and some hardware cloth. Check out the how-to instructions on YouTube.
We commissioned the infinitely talented graffiti artists Loomit, Poem and Bert to transform two walls in our garden into spectacular artworks. Thanks to funding from CCNYC and the landlord of the building next door!
Carbon Sponge, 2018
Brooke Singer, one of LCV’s founding members, initiated a project called Carbon Sponge that explores the ability for urban soils to sequester carbon as a means to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. The work started at LCV and now has other locations throughout NYC.