Urban Gardening Blog

Blight-resistant Chestnut Trees Come to BBG

American Chestnut

Today The New York Times and the Daily News both ran stories about new blight-resistant chestnuts coming to BBG. Bart Chezar, a long-time BBG member and Prospect Park volunteer received the hybrid seeds from the American Chestnut Foundation with the hope that once planted in the Garden and Park they might inoculate the

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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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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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2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Winners

Greenest Block in Brooklyn Winners

On Wednesday, August 4 the winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were announced. Taking first place in the residential category was Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street. Winning first place in the commercial block category was Hoyt Street (east side) between State Street and

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Take a Class at BBG!

Dragonfly

Education is a big part of BBG’s mission. Since its inception 100 years ago, the Garden has offered a wide array of classes to thousands of New Yorkers. BBG’s Continuing Education department combines interesting and timely course topics for adults with some of the best instructors in their field to guarantee

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