Garden News Blog
Be sure to shop at the new Brooklyn Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd store this Saturday, January 11. That day, five percent of net sales will go to BBG's children's education programs. The Garden will also offer customers a chance to win two family memberships through a scavenger hunt in the store’s produce section. BBG
As Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates 100 years of its groundbreaking Children’s Garden, what a great moment to pause and reflect on the impact that children have had on the greening of our borough. One wonderful example has taken place beyond the gates of BBG, right at our doorsteps: the Greenest Block in Brooklyn
So your new school garden is beautiful. Students nurture and nibble kale, carrots, tomatoes, and garlic. Science classes observe and calculate plant growth. Young poets write odes to flowers. You have albums of gorgeous photos. The principal is 100 percent committed. Then, the dynamo volunteer—parent or teacher—leaves
Pamper your street tree bed with some seasonal TLC. March: Remove any evergreen branches, salt-splattered mulch, and dog waste. Flush the bed’s soil with water, slowly and deeply, using a leaky old trash can filled with water or a hose set to a gentle dribble. Next, apply a two- to three-inch layer of fresh wood chips or
If you've never participated in a Children's Garden class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, you may not know the joy of biting into a tender kale leaf a moment after picking it; how to identify galinsoga, one of the most common weeds in Brooklyn; or the satisfaction of harvesting beans for dinner. Now's your chance to take
Shopping locally for the holidays? BBG’s Garden Shop is a great place to find Brooklyn-made gifts. Many were inspired by—or even made from—plants in the Garden. Brooklyn artisan Phil Gautreau has made hand-turned wooden bowls from wood salvaged from the Garden, some from trees that fell during Hurricane Sandy.