Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join us to tend to the garden, even in the Winter, and recover discarded holiday trees and mulch them!
Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
With DJ, Music, and Free Sample of HOT Coffee, did we say hot?
Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op, aims to connect rural agricultural workers in Mexico’s Zapatista communities and service industry laborers in New York City by serving Zapatista-grown coffee at catered events throughout the city.
Learn more about them here.
And Dj Danny, Friends of Brook Park OG, Original Gardener.
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!
How to 'Chip In.'
This year, MulchFest will take place on January 10 and 11, 2015. It’s easier than ever to chip in! There are two ways you can help.
Chipping Locations BROOK PARK!
You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch!
Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 3 through Sunday, January 11. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Monday, January 5, 2015 through Friday, January 16, 2015.
What to Bring
Please remember to remove all lights, ornaments, and netting before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. Bags will be provided if you wish to take some free mulch home.