FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2014
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
“Recycle the Rain” and Composting Classes are Back This Fall at Clark Garden
North Hempstead, NY –Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth would like to remind residents that the “Recycle the Rain” and Composting Cooperative programs will return to North Hempstead’s Clark Botanic Garden this fall. These wonderful programs reflect the Town’s emphasis on water conservation and recycling.
“This program teaches our residents, and our children, cost-effective ways to have a positive long-term impact on our environment,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “The beautiful organic Clark Botanic Garden is the perfect place to hold an environmental class such as this.”
The “Recycle the Rain” water conservation program allows residents to purchase 50-gallon rain barrels at a discounted rate of $50. These barrels can recycle as much as 1,800 gallons of rainwater in a single summer season. Nearly 1,000 residents have already signed up.
The Composting Cooperative program offers residents the chance to purchase composters with a retail value of $150 at a discounted rate of $50. The classes will teach residents how your own home composter can help keep yard and kitchen waste out of our landfills, instead turning it into nutrient filled organic matter for your soil.
The free half-hour instructional classes for residents interested in either program are scheduled for September 17th at 10 a.m., September 18th at 7 p.m., and September 27th at 11 a.m. The classes run back to back, lasting an hour in total. These will be the last classes offered until 2015! All classes are held at Clark Botanic Garden, located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.
For more information, please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.