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Learn the Tricks of Foraging

Garlic mustard

Possibly the most authentic way to eat local is to forage for wild edibles. Given the correct knowledge of what, where, and when to pick, foraging can even help you protect native plants, as many undesirable and outright destructive plants could be tasty offerings at your table. Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), an

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Congrats to BCAP!

BCAP Adventurers at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Congratulations to all the participants in the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program for receiving a 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented by First Lady Michelle Obama! From the press release: "First Lady Michelle Obama will recognize Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP), the youth

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Green Horizons at BBG

Green Horizons at BBG

On October 14 BBG hosted Green Horizons, New York City’s free conference on careers in natural resources and the environment for middle schools. Over 300 students and educators spent the day at BBG working directly with noted environmental professionals to learn more about career opportunities in a wide variety of

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Learn About Composting

The NYC Compost Project

Autumn is a great time to learn about composting! The NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn will be tabling at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket at the Market Manager's table this Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by and say hello and bring all your compost questions! Next weekend on Saturday, Oct. 16 we'll be at the

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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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