A Harvest Reunion

Harvest Reunion

In early October, nine of this year's Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator (JB/PI) participants and their families returned to BBG for our annual September harvest reunion. Inspired by the sunny, crisp fall day, families dove into their harvesting duties. We amassed 117 pounds of fresh veggies, including 46 pounds of

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Chile Pepper Fiesta Offered a Day of Hot Delights

Chile-chocolate Wonderland

Rain couldn’t dampen BBG’s 2011 Chile Pepper Fiesta, which sizzled with fiery bands and spicy food galore! Free chocolate was a hit in Chile Chocolate Wonderland, where visitors of all ages enjoyed spicy samples from the region’s finest artisanal chocolatiers. Heat seekers enjoyed samples of hot sauce,

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Gager Dinner 2011

Gager Dinner 2011

For a new twist on an old favorite, this September’s annual Gager Dinner began with cocktails in the Children’s Garden, a rare treat—normally the maximum age for admission there is 17! Guests enjoyed a look inside the Children’s Garden house, a peek at some plans for the upcoming re-imagining of the

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Chocolate and Spice and Everything Nice

Chile Pepper Festival

These days, chiles and chocolate mingle freely in the streets of Brooklyn without provoking a second glance. However, Anita Jacobs, director of Public Programs at BBG, remembers that when she first suggested adding a chile-chocolate sidebar to BBG's annual Chile Pepper Fiesta, some staff unfamiliar with the combo

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Sharing the Fall with Children

Discovery Garden Fall Workshop

Fall is a fantastic season to spend outdoors—many perennials burst into bloom as the weather cools; others make fantastical seedpods, and trees put on their colorful autumn show. There’s also the flurry of animal activity as migrating birds and butterflies pass through on their way to warmer places, and

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Community Rain Gardening

rain garden

El Puente’s Espiritu Tierra Community Garden is proving that community gardens are great incubators for the sustainable neighborhoods movement. This year, part of GreenBridge’s Community Garden Alliance outreach focus was on rain gardening. That, paired with rain collection efforts at Espiritu Tierra, resulted

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