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Fall in the Children’s Garden

Children's Garden Harvest

With harvest season upon us, the Children’s Garden has a bounty of vegetables and flowers just waiting to be picked—and there’s still time to sign up for fall programs. Summer participants worked to make sure the plots were filled with root veggies, beans, peas, greens, and other yummy cool weather crops. Not only that, warm weather crops are

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Recipe: Eggplant Tzatziki


I love cooking with and eating all types of eggplants, whether they come from a supermarket, farmers market, or my own rooftop container garden. But it seems that not everyone is such a fan. Some people are turned off by the way conventional eggplants, the large purple ones, often have a tough skin, high seed-to-flesh ratio, and slight bitter

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Market Day in the Children’s Garden

Market Day in the Children's Garden

The Children's Garden was filled with handmade items and tasty, locavore treats —mint lemonade, fresh lassis, homemade salsas, chutneys, pickles, and more—on Friday. All were made by Seeds and City Farmers participants, who harvested ingredients right from the garden and took turns as buyers and sellers for Market Day. This Children's Garden

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Herbarium Course at BBG

Herbarium Techniques Course

Students from across the U.S. and Canada are here for next two weeks to participate in a special course on herbarium techniques offered by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Here they will learn how to properly curate and conserve a scientific collection of preserved plants like the collection of over 320,000 specimens in

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Food for Thought

North American Pitcher Plant Hybrid

What’s red and green, eats bugs, and lives at BBG? The carnivorous plant display that curator Cayleb Long has recently placed on Lily Pool Terrace. Four large pots at the corners of the pools and one at the top of the steps all hold a variety of these fascinating plants, not only the well-known Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), but also

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Building Blocks

Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2012

Asphalt jungle? Hardly. As gardeners in neighborhoods all around Brooklyn are showing, our city streets can be lush, verdant oases. Just visit Lincoln Road, between Bedford and Rogers Avenues in Lefferts Gardens. Or check out the tree beds on Bainbridge Street between Malcom X Boulevard and Stuyvesant in Bed-Stuy, or the window boxes on 10th Street

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime, One-in-a-Million Chance…

Tree Stewardship

MillionTreesNYC (MTNYC) is a public-private partnership between the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York Restoration Project. Begun in 2007, this PlaNYC initiative is designed to improve the city’s environment and public health by planting one million trees by 2017. Currently a year ahead of schedule, almost 600,000 trees have

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