Last week at Queens Library at Woodside, we created raised garden beds out of straw bales and cinder blocks, adding nitrogen-rich organic amendments to speed decomposition to do some direct planting in the bales. To fill in gaps between some of the bales, we used topsoil and compost.

Each Tuesday afternoon, from 4 to 5 p.m., Gil Lopez, one of our Greening Queens Library Compost Assistants, will maintain these raised beds with Queens Library patrons. Please join us!

And don't forget your frozen kitchen scraps because our weekly compost collection at Woodside takes place after this garden shift from 5:15-6:30 p.m.!