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Grow Amsterdam NY Receives $18,000 Grant to Divert Food Scraps from Landfill
Grow Amsterdam NY has been awarded an $18,000 grant by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I) Community Grant Program at RIT to educate the local community about the impact of organic material when sent to the landfill.
Outreach to the community is a central part of the grant. Grow Amsterdam is looking for stakeholder organizations that would like learn more about the importance of diverting organics from the waste stream and share it with their members.
Through Compost Works, Grow Amsterdam NY will establish a food scrap collection program and make compost at the Community Garden @ 78 Wall Street in Amsterdam, NY. The compost will be used in the vegetable beds to improve the soil. The grant period is from October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020. The Amsterdam Free Library, the Montgomery County Soil & Water District and the City of Amsterdam are all project partners, contributing their time, space and expertise to the project. Grow Amsterdam NY was one of 13 grant recipients statewide that were awarded grants by NYS P2I to inform New Yorkers about pollution topics and provide them with ways to take action.
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Thank you John Homrighaus and Eagle Scouts for building our fence! Click below to see the fence progress and more information about the project.
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