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Garden News Archive

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 responded with "Weird!" Three

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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 squirrels and resident birds

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Community Rain Gardening

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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 in several rain

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Member’s Movie Night Photos

Members' Movie Night 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, over 1,500 members enjoyed their families, friends, picnics, and a special screening of the 1990 classic film Edward Scissorhands on Cherry Esplanade at the second annual Members’ Movie Night! BBG’s amazing Horticulture and Facilities teams worked hard Monday and Tuesday removing all evidence of Hurricane Irene

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BUGs at the Grassroots

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BBG’s BUGs are out! Brooklyn Urban Gardeners, that is. The first class of BUG—BBG’s new program to train community greening volunteers—has put its newly honed skills to good use. Graduates of the eight-week program received their BBG certificates last January and soon dug into creative and collaborative projects all

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