Urban Composting On The Streets Of New York


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Rooftop gardening, urban chickens, seed-sharing stations: we’ve seen a plethora of initiatives in which our cities serve as sites for agricultural activities.

Increasingly, our urban surroundings enable us to fulfill a much desired rural aspect of life and to bring out our inner-farmer. We can be self-sufficient in food as if we are living on the countryside, while still enjoying a vibrant city life.

Graphic designer Debbie Ullman found that in times of continuing digitalization, newspapers are on their decline. As a consequence, she turned her attention to empty newspapers boxes. Ullman turned a number of these now useless boxes into public composting bins. The result? New York Compost (see what she did there?) was born.