What a long long long super long winter. But Spring has finally come and we are gearing up for an exciting season this year. More experiments, more workshops, a boat tug, a residency program for urban sustainability projects and who knows really what else we’ll get into. But here’s some hints on what is in the works:

Jerko The Gowanus Water Vacuum gets a new home!

After almost two years of amazing Gowanus fun and adventure, Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum is headed south…to Marina 59 in Rockaway. We are sad to leave the amazing and inspiring Gowanus, but also really excited for some of the opportunities that await us in Rockaway: like finally having a floating dock to tie to, a location that is easily accessed by the public, and the beginnings of what hopes to be an amazing floating community of ¬†sustainable houseboats, artist studios, greenbuilders, movers and shakers. Stay tuned for information on workshops and events in the new location.


Rainwater Harvesting 101: We will have two RWH workshops this summer. One in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn (at the headquarters of the Bed-Stuy CSA) and one at Marina 59 in Far Rockaway (the new home of Jerko). Both will have hands on components. Dates TBA on the blog and mailing list.

DIY Solar Energy: Learn basics in PV solar and build your own solar panel (Dates TBA)

Floating Islands

With Jerko gone, our trash island experiments need a new home. Email us to find out who will be helping take it over, where it will be going and how you can get involved