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Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010

Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010

A fiery success is the only way to describe the 2010 Chile Pepper Fiesta! Over 8,000 revelers experienced the hottest sounds and tastes the world (and Brooklyn) has to offer. Chocolatiers showcased their sweet and spicy sides while local chefs competed for visitor votes in the Chile Chocolate Takedown. Temperatures peaked

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Rats!

Rats!

Is it realistic to imagine an urban garden—or a city—without rats? On Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m., urban gardeners and other city dwellers will gather at BBG to hear from three experts on NYC’s most unwelcome inhabitants. The panelists will tackle rats from top to bottom, and, along the way,

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Harvest Season in the Children’s Garden

The Children's Garden

It’s harvest season in the Children’s Garden, and if you walk by on an autumn day you'll see a bounty of veggies ready to be harvested, including kale, lettuce, broccoli, squash, tomatoes...the list goes on! Since the Children’s Garden is closed to visitors, many people wonder who benefits from all this

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Red-tailed Hawk and Natural History

Hawk

It’s always a good day when one of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s regular visitors, the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicencis) is spotted, except perhaps for the rabbits and rodents. Staff and visitors have regularly seen hawks in the Garden for years. It’s likely that they live nearby in Prospect Park where

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BBG Supports Plants for the Planet

Sea-Pink

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), a partner of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has launched Plants for the Planet, a website to promote support for BCGI’s Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. BCGI’s Global Strategy is a campaign that sets 16 targets for coordinated international plant conservation

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Garden Weathers Storm

BBG arborist at work

BBG’s arborists, Travis Wolf and Chris Roddick, joined me for an initial inspection of the grounds this morning. BBG seemed to fare relatively well. While a few trees were lost, either uprooted by the wind or so heavily damaged they will have be removed, the Garden overall was spared what occurred on all sides of

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