Roosevelt Islander Online: Connect The Dots From Roosevelt Island Haki Compost Food Scrap Drop Off Site To Society Wide Food Justice Issues

Last June 19, the
Big Reuse

Compost Bike Tour visited Roosevelt Island to learn about Haki Compost
Roosevelt Island Food Scrap drop off site from
Haki volunteer Christina Delfico See full video below.

During their visit, Big Reuse representative Gil Lopez connected the dots between individuals dropping off their food scraps for composting and society wide food justice issues.

Roosevelt Island resident and Haki volunteer Christina Delfico is also the founder of iDig2Learn. Ms Delfico reports on upcoming Roosevelt Island green initiatives and events.

Thanks to RISA’s Summer Fest, GRIN & iDig2Learn were able to return
1,400 pounds of DSNY processed compost to Roosevelt Island residents and
groups like the Senior Center last Saturday at the
Haki Compost food scrap
drop off bins.  Food Scraps are collected every Saturday from 9am to
2pm next to the farmers market.  If you are interested in volunteering
with Haki there will be a training session this Saturday 8/7 from
10:30am to 12:30pm.  RSVP to
[email protected]
by noon Friday 8/6.

August 2021:  Upcoming iDig2Learn Free Happenings

Saturday, August 7th at 11am 

Free Join iDig2Learn & Socrates at SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
All Ages Adults & Children Welcome
Socrates Director of Education Douglas Paulson & Educator Christina
Delfico of iDig2Learn for a workshop that weaves art-making and plant
identification together! We will explore the Park, learn about what’s
growing around us, and try some drawing and seeing techniques. No prior
experience with drawing or plant identification is necessary.
workshop is the second in a three-part series: Seeing Spring, Seeing
Summer, & Seeing Fall. You can participate in any or all of the
workshops in the series!

Monday, August 9th at 2pm
Pollinator Storytime 

Outdoors (weather permitting).
In Person Pollinator Storytime with
Librarian Ms. Jen & iDig2Learn

Looking for something to do with the kids on a lovely Monday afternoon?
Ms. Jen from the Roosevelt Island Library Branch & iDig2Learn at the
Secret (not-so-secret) Garden for a storytime all about pollinators. 
Located at Blackwell House Park North, we will be in the grassy oasis
behind the renovated Youth Center & new library just above the sandbox
playground near Roosevelt Landings facing Queens.
If it rains, we
will meet in the community room at the library!

Sunday, August 15th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join iDig2Learn for the Scoop on Bellies, Bins & Beauty!

iDig2Learn is excited to launch a new initiative to more deeply value food.

It’s called Bellies, Bins and Beauty and we are looking for partners to
make the initiative a success. Think food into Bellies, then food scraps
into Bins for processing into compost, then Beauty that comes from within
from compost-grown food and beauty all around our neighborhood with
community plantings of flowers and trees.  We want to hear your

Please RSVP & join iDig2Learn on the terrace of The Cafe on Cornell
Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus for a free scoop of ice cream or vegan
non-dairy sorbet to get the scoop on Bellies, Bins & Beauty.

Please RSVP to [email protected] with the words ICE CREAM in the subject line if you can make

Space is limited.


Here’s the full video.


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