Category | Urban Agriculture
Introduction to Beekeeping
Room: HM 432
An introduction to beekeeping is a crash course in apiculture, walking participants through a brief history of beekeeping, the issues around beekeeping today, and the importance of apiculture in maintaining a healthy food system. We’ll discuss the anatomy of a honey bee; the biology and life cycle of the colony; as well as equipment, hive architecture and basics in beekeeping safety.
NYC Community Composting Collaborations
Room: HM 148
Founding Member, Eastern Queens Composters
Volunteer, Eastern Queens Composters
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University
Volunteer & Educator, Eastern Queens Composters
Farm Manager, Queens County Farm Museum
Director, Earth Matter
Resource Recovery Manager, Earth Matter
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Earth Matter
This workshop will highlight three dynamic Community Composting collaborations in NYC. Eastern Queens Composters, a volunteer group made up of Queens Master Composters, has been working with Queens Farm to develop their Community Compost Operation over the past five years. This collaboration has resulted in a beautiful compost education site, a well-designed food scrap drop-off site for the public, and the creation of high quality compost for Queens Farm's vegetable fields, perennial gardens, pastures, and lawns.