How to plant green leaves and avoid the deadly disease that’s killing millions
Fort Greene Brooklyn has a history of having a lot of leaves, but this year the town is going a different route with its growing season.
The city’s mayor is hoping the new planting season will help curb the spread of leaf-borne illness, called leaf blight, which is responsible for causing more than 100,000 cases of leafy green disease each year in the city.
Fort Greenes mayor said the new season is a welcome addition to the city’s existing leaf litter collection program.
He said that once the season begins, the city will begin collecting green leaves at its leaf litter bins, where people can drop off their leaves and receive free compost for the first week of the new harvest.
The Fort Green is the first in the region to introduce a green leaf collection program, Fort Green mayor Scott Ebeling said.
He also said Fort Green has been working with other communities to introduce the program.
Ebelings said that Fort Green will collect and ship green leaves to other parts of the state.
The idea is that Fort Greene can collect a large amount of green leaves in a relatively short amount of time and can also distribute them to the community.
Ebrings said Fort Greene residents can get their leaves collected from September 25 through November 8 and that Fort Wayne, which also is in the Fort Green program, will collect from November 8 through February 13.
Fort Wayne residents can also collect leaves from Fort Wayne Public Library.
The library has been collecting green leaf for years.
Ebellings said Green Leaf will also distribute leaves to the public at local churches, schools, hospitals, businesses and other locations.
Green leaf can also be collected by Fort Wayne’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Fort Wayne Police Department, he said.
The program will start in Fort Wayne from mid-December and last until January 8, he added.
Eberhart said Fort Wayne has been in the green leaf program for several years and has a plan in place to have about 40,000 green leaf collected by January 10.
Ebersmann said Fort Grand Rapids will also begin the new year with a green collection program in December.
He added that Fort Grand Lake will begin a green program next year and will be collecting from January 11 through March 13.
Eelsburg will begin its green leaf collecting program on Monday, according to a news release from the Fort Grand County Health Department.
Fort Greene has more than 1,000 residents and has not had a leaf litter problem in about a decade.
Ebsenland Mayor Tom Bresnahan said Fort Grey Lake will start its green collection at the end of January and continue until February 13, when Fort Grey will begin the program, according a news report from The Fort Grey Herald.
The news article also said that all Fort Grey residents can pick up their leaves at Fort Grey Community Garden in Fort Grey from November 1 through February 7.