November 11, 2012

12 - 2 pm : Kick-off & Info Session at John Jay Homestead

1 - 4 pm : Tours of composting styles at homes, farms & schools.

See map below for details.

When & Where


Info Center at John Jay Homestead: Noon – 2pm  

  1. Sign-in and pick-up tour ticket/map

  2. Learn the many benefits of composting

  3. Learn about the many benefits of leaf mulching

  4. Touch, smell & feel finished compost

  5. Talk with experienced local composters

  6. See a variety of composting bins, tools & accessories

Learn about composting styles and see leaf mulching demonstrated at local homes, farms & schools: 1 – 4pm

Drive to and visit your choice of 9 homes, schools and farms, and see how they turn yard and household food waste into valuable compost.

  1. Meet the composter & ask questions

  2. See successful composting in action

  3. Get inspired to start composting!


Armstrong House Education Center - “Here you will see three different compost methods: keeping out the critters, sheet mulching and worms.” Read More

Becker Residence, Village Home - “My husband built our “compost center” using a few 2’ x 4’s and chicken wire. I compost all garden debris and kitchen vegetable matter, and use the glorious results as the foundation for my gardens.” Read More

Mitchell Residence, Village Home - “Here’s what I love about composting: I get loads of free compost, which is fabulous for my garden… It’s totally hassle free - I compost in the let-nature-handle-it style… I love the idea of generating less trash.” Read More

Mount Kisco Childcare Center - “See how composting is incorporated into a seed-to-table food-based curriculum for kids from 18 months to 4th grade Read More

River Hills, Country Home - “We began composting here because it became a hassle and expense to continually haul yard waste from our property. We now use all yard waste on the property, which has vastly improved our soil and greatly reduced our need for imported mulch and garden supplements.” Read More

Sevenoaks, Country Home - “Last year I converted my landscaper to leaf mulching. He gave me the most beautiful leaf mulch for the paths in the veggie garden and for my flower beds. The leaves on the lawn he mulched disappeared like magic, nourishing our grass. He will be here demonstrating leaf mulching on compost day.” Read More

Lockwoods, Farm Property – “We are big on keeping and recycling all garden debris… In the course of a season we, with the help of mother nature, create about 4 yards of compost.” Read More

Mount Kisco Elementary School –  “Learn how our indoor worm composting and our outdoor composting bins are integrated into our garden workshops, the classroom curricula and how the 5th grade is creating a school-wide recycling initiative of compostable materials. Read More

Martha Stewart's Farm, Cantitoe Corners - (Due to hurricane related issues, this venue is no longer on the Compost tour)

“Gardening has always been a love of mine, and at my Bedford Farm we follow organic principals in the vegetable and cutting gardens, as well as in the greenhouse. I also maintain a giant compost heap, which turns produce scraps, yard trimmings, and horse manure into valuable fertilizer.” Read More


This map is intended to help you plan your tour in advance. Locations are only estimates. Full information will be available at the John Jay Homestead, on November 4th prior to the tour.

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  1. Advance Registration is required

  2. First 25 people to register get a free bag of compost!

  3. Event fee: $10 per car

Why Compost? Click here for more information on composting.