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Sandy Nurse

Founder, Bushwick’s Know Waste Lands Wildlife Garden, BK ROT


Sandy Nurse grew up overseas in multiple countries on almost every continent, but has spent many years putting roots down and building family in New York. She is the founder of Bushwick’s Know Waste Lands Wildlife Garden, BK ROT, a youth-led composting service, a member of Brooklyn Community Board 4 and El Garden in Bushwick. She is one of many co-founders of the Mayday Space, is a trained carpenter and teaches carpentry for Farm School NYC. In a past life, she worked for the United Nations Development Programme and World Food Programme. She is deeply involved direct action organizing and believes in visible resistance to white supremacy, imperialism and capitalism.