Merry Mulchfest

Once the holidays are over, help the environment and recycle your Christmas tree at Mulchfest!

On Saturday, Jan. 12, or Sunday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your tree to the Third Street entrance of Prospect Park or the Park Circle entrance at Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest, and it will be turned into environment-friendly ground cover. You can take home free mulch for your own garden. While you wait for your mulch at the Third Street entrance, you can

  • enjoy hot chocolate, served by the Park Slope Civic Council
  • purchase a Civic Council “No Plastic Bags” tote for $1 to carry your mulch back home
  • become a Civic Council member, and get a “No Plastic Bags” tote free

Can’t make it? If you live in the area bounded by Union Street, Sixth Avenue, 15th Street, and Prospect Park West, you can leave your tree at either end of your block before 11 a.m. on both days and volunteers from 1-800 Mr. Rubbish will pick it up.

You can help make this event a success, by joining us to gather trees and transport them to the park. To volunteer, please call the Prospect Park Alliance at 718-965-8960, or e-mail the Civic Council’s Sustainability Committee,

Park Slope Food Coop members can also get work credit by helping with MulchFest for the entire day (four hours). You must contact the Food Coop’s Membership Office to sign up for this credit.

MulchFest is co-sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and 1-800 Mr. Rubbish.

Photo by David Herman