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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    community gardening After lead contaminated soil was discovered at P S 4 in East New York one BUG team created an indoor planting space for this special education school to use while the soil outdoors is being remediated The streetscaping team concentrated on the Ocean Parkway bike path and built a coalition of local organizations to educate the public about street pollution And alongside the Gowanus Canal BUGs relocated a

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/brooklyn_urban_gardener_bug_graduates_are_up_to_any_challenge (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    it opens in spring 2017 the Elizabeth Scholtz Woodland Garden will display a diverse range of plants suitable for shade gardens and highlight sustainable water conservation techniques We will be sharing renderings and designs for this final garden to be created through the Campaign for the Next Century in the near future Green Facts The Garden is working to save water and you can too The average New York home

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/new_woodland_garden_named_in_honor_of_elizabeth_scholtz (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    support the Campaign for the Next Century by November 30 Donors of 50 and more will receive a free commemorative tote and gifts of 100 or more will be invited to name a butterfly on the Discovery Garden banner which will be displayed throughout the garden s opening year in 2015 A butterfly can be added with each additional 100 donation Green Facts The Garden is working to save water

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/a_special_invitation_to_help_the_discovery_garden_take_flight (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    upon the textures and patterns of the native flowers grasses and other plants that have flourished in the two years since the new expansion opened Audience members were enchanted by the setting as well as the live music and dance at four sold out performances Green Facts The Garden is working to save water and you can too The average New York home wastes as much as 11 000 gallons

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/an_enchanted_performance_in_the_native_flora_garden (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    roof as a process of learning how to work with specific species sideoats grama prairie Junegrass little bluestem and prairie dropseed under challenging conditions This March BBG Horticulture staff and a team from New York Green Roofs equipped with articulated pole hedge trimmers and rakes were harnessed to a safety line due to the building s height and the roof s steep slope Cutting back dormant plant material took two days to complete just in time for the appearance of snowdrop and hoop petticoat daffodil shoots Over the next few months we look forward to seeing butterfly weed purple prairie clover dwarf blazing star and foxglove beardtongue bring bursts of color to the Visitor Center roof The living roof is just one component of the Visitor Center landscape Almost three acres of new plantings have expanded BBG s collection with 90 new species Once the roof and its neighboring plantings become established they will be more self sustaining and require less intensive upkeep In the meantime BBG s spring cleaning clears the way for fresh growth and months of beauty View a slideshow of the cutting at BBG org and watch a video of the process by clicking the preview

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/spring_cleaning_on_the_roof (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    annually at no cost The goal of the program is to train an active corps of volunteers to assist BBG s GreenBridge program in serving Brooklyn s 2 56 million residents In January the fourth class of BUGs received certification in this program Fifteen BUGs ranging from millennials to boomers from Bay Ridge to Brownsville graduated this year joining 45 others who have participated since the program began in 2010 Each year BUGs are divided into groups to work on one of three projects community gardening school gardening and streetscaping This year the program partnered with WHIN Peace Garden IS 278 School Garden and Bushwick Eco Action Network In 2013 BUGs reported more than 600 hours of community service bringing the total number of community service hours completed by BUGs since the program s inception to nearly 3 000 Whether working with youth greening in Bedford Stuyvesant teaching workshops at an urban pop up farm in Williamsburg or leading tree care workshops in East New York BUG graduates remain an active force in grassroots community building and greening Green Facts The Garden is working to save water and you can too The average New York home wastes as much as

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/bug_graduation (2016-04-30)
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  • Projects | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    their own communities Community Garden Alliance The Greenbridge Community Garden Alliance supports a growing number of local gardens with classes and training in urban gardening and conservation Street Tree Stewardship As partners with the MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps BBG works to ensure the long term health of New York City s street trees through public education in their care and protection More Campaign Projects New Visitor Center New Herb Garden Native

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/priorities/greening/ (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    the visitor experience and strengthen BBG s infrastructure in the southern third of the Garden closest to the Flatbush Avenue entrance Check back here for updates on its progress This fall we celebrated the start of construction at groundbreaking ceremonies with two generous couples Irene and Charlie Hamm as well as Suzy Marquard and Jim Breckenridge Their extraordinary generosity has been essential to this project Top right photo Charlie and

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/breaking_ground_discovery_garden (2016-04-30)
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