In Memoriam

Statement by Saara Nafici, Executive Director of Added Value:


Added Value mourns the passing of David Buckel, a tireless and passionate environmental advocate who elevated community composting to an exquisite art form at the Red Hook Community Farm. For nearly a decade, David inspired countless members of our community, including staff, youth, and residents, to share his fierce dedication to sustainability and social justice. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones at this difficult time. We will continue the work of environmental education, advocacy, and action to honor his life of service.

Rest in peace and power, David.