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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    s Leadership in Energy Environmental Design LEED program Recognized early on even before it opened as an inspired example of innovative and sustainable design the Visitor Center has allowed BBG to expand the Garden s activities year round while underscoring our commitment to education horticulture community and conservation Winner AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture 2014 Winner Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2013 Winner Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award 2013 Winner AIA New York State Design Award 2013 Finalist World Architecture Festival Display Category 2013 Winner The Municipal Art Society MASterworks Award Best New Urban Amenity 2013 Winner Building Brooklyn Awards Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency 2013 Winner NY American Society of Landscape Architects Landscape and Living Roof 2013 Second Place World Architects com Building of the Year 2013 Winner Architect Magazine Annual Design Review Bond Category 2012 Winner Green Architecture Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award 2012 Winner Engineering News Record ENR New York Best Projects 2012 Finalist Architizer A Awards Landscape Parks 2012 Winner Excellence in Design New York City Public Design Commission Award 2009 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/visitor_center_leed_gold (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    intensely blue drink praised as a superfood Other grains in the garden include teff used to make Ethiopian injera and plumed pearl millet More summer highlights are vitamin C rich hibiscus flowers of Red Zinger tea fame and an unusual artichoke cultivar the bright purple Opera This is only a small fraction of the plants found in the Herb Garden and the full display is as diverse as the borough

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/global_foods_abound_in_urban_garden (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Raver wrote in her recent article for The New York Times This is a place to return to time and again to watch the process of nature helped by the human hand Helping to cut the ceremonial garland were Scot Medbury BBG president Darrel Morrison the expansion s lead conceptual and ecological designer Annette Wilkus landscape architect and founder of SiteWorks Landscape Architecture Uli Lorimer curator of the Native Flora

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/opening_for_bbgs_expanded_native_flora_garden (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    fly by dark of night This bird was most likely en route to its summer breeding ground when it made a pit stop at BBG The Native Flora Garden expansion opens to the public on June 12 2013 In the meantime a beautiful exhibition in the Steinhardt Conservatory Locally Sourced Rare Plants Rare Places celebrates this garden s creation with photographs of lovely and rare native plants taken by Uli

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/nfg_special_visitor (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    8 in Brooklyn Heights and repairing and upgrading the TLC Community Garden in East New York Taught over the course of ten weeks by BBG educators these BUG graduates learned the fundamentals of urban gardening and community greening as well as how to interact with communities and engage stakeholders around environmentally focused projects Through this experience the certified BUG graduates also gained skills in collaboration team building planning documentation and

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/bug_graduates (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    anticipation of an early June opening The progress on site only hints at the scientific rigor that went into the conception and planning of this project The expansion will be home to approximately 15 000 new plants representing over 150 species some of which are thought to be in cultivation for the first time In fact many plants in the garden were sustainably sourced from the very ecosystems it emulates At least 25 species are of special conservation concern including pixie moss and the swamp pink Several of them were first identified as such through BBG s New York Metropolitan Flora Project a 20 year study cataloging all native and invasive plants in the region In their new home these rare plants will attract a diverse group of pollinators and other wildlife adapted to live in the unique habitats being re created in the garden BBG s horticulture team has conceived of this garden as an experiment that will unfold over time with a wild aesthetic that mimics nature s patterns Lead Conceptual and Ecological Designer Darrel Morrison notes that the expansion has been designed with evolution in mind It will become more beautiful as species migrate and grow In

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/behind_the_construction_fence (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    that garden could not attend the plant giveaway 25 plants were reserved for their reconstruction effort by BBG Both BUG and the Alliance are part of the Campaign s suite of expanded community horticulture projects that together are composed of hundreds of Brooklynites working in concert to reinvigorate community greening initiatives across the borough It s wonderful to know that the beloved plants from the original Discovery Garden are finding

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/discovery_garden_plants (2016-04-30)
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  • Projects | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    garden has also broadened its offerings to engage young people to age 12 New Water Garden A Closer Look at the Discovery Garden Meadow Winding intimate paths through tall meadow grasses and flowers create the impression of immersion in a wild ecosystem Native plantings that attract butterflies bees moths and hummingbirds also lend themselves to a focus on plant pollinator relationships Woodland The largest area in the new Discovery Garden the woodland includes both deciduous and evergreen forest environments Raised boardwalks and platforms allow children to explore the habitat from a variety of vantage points Marsh Young naturalists follow a circuit of split logs and boulders surrounding this rich environment populated with species that have adapted to living in or near water Hamm Children s Learning Courtyard This gardening area is dedicated to the cultivation of flowers fruits and vegetables and offer visitors hands on scientific encounters with the natural world as they sow tend and harvest plants that relate to their own lives More Campaign Projects New Visitor Center New Herb Garden Native Flora Garden New Woodland Garden Discovery Garden New Water Garden Water Conservation New Garden Entrances Beyond the Garden Green Facts Nature helps kids brains Studies indicate

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