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Recipe: Apple Dutch Baby

Apple Dutch Baby

As a member of a small farm share this year, I received more apples than I could eat raw. I have juiced them and made applesauce, but I still have plenty on hand. So when I recently decided to make a Dutch baby, a wonderful pancake variation I had eaten but not yet made myself, my extra apples were an obvious addition. I believe that New Yorkers

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Saying Goodbye to Natural History

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Alien Versus Elephant

In August 2010, artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a sculpture out of sticks. Since then, tens of thousands of BBG visitors have explored Natural History with a sense of wonder and delight. If you came upon it from a distance, and you might have noticed its elephant-like shape. From the inside, you may have looked up and

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Mindful Gardening: Protecting Your Trees

Post-Sandy cleanup

More than a month after superstorm Sandy, New Yorkers are still addressing the extensive damage to the city’s trees. Fallen trees blocked streets, limbs lay scattered on roofs and cars, root balls had pulled apart sidewalks—we saw just how vulnerable these giant plants can be during storms. Now seems like a good time to share some

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Gardening Like Our Life Depends on It

Plant Giveaway

What makes New Yorkers so able to bounce back from disaster? Community horticulturists know: We live in relationship, not isolation. Brooklyn gardeners collaborate and learn to respect each other, though it’s not always easy, as well as Mother Nature. A survey of 70 flood-zone community gardens in the GreenBridge Alliance showed that most

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