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Garden News Archive

Much Ado About Mulch

Bushwick Tree Stewards

Spring is a terrific time of year to remove salt-sprayed, winter-worn mulch and treat your street tree to a fresh dressing. And Hurricane Sandy left Brooklyn with an abundant surplus of wood chips to use. For small quantities of free mulch, shovel as many bags as you can take from Green-Wood Cemetery. Enter at 25th Street and 5th Avenue and ask

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School Cafeteria Lunch Goes Green

Harvest Lunch at BASE

Delicious fresh picked salad greens, a spicy radish relish, and garden-fresh herbed honey mustard dressing were featured in the Prospect Heights High School cafeteria on Thursday. These seasonal foods were grown and harvested by a dedicated group of 15 students from the Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment (BASE), which is located in

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Garden Plants Find New Homes in Brooklyn

Discover Garden Dig-In/BUGS

Here’s something we can all feel good about: Last week Brooklyn Botanic Garden gave away over 200 beautiful, healthy perennials and trees and countless bulbs to dozens of community gardens in Brooklyn, including some of those hardest hit by the recent storms. Twenty-five plants will be going to the Boardwalk Community Garden in Coney Island,

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BBG Weathers Hurricane Sandy

Post-Sandy cleanup

Four days after the worst of the storm hit Brooklyn, the newly reopened Garden was full of visitors and goodwill, suffused with the sort of community spirit that seems to catch New Yorkers by surprise after winter’s first snowfall. On Sunday, birdwatchers documented 26 visiting species, families enjoyed drop-in children’s activities, and a

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