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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    mature specimen trees in the northwest and south end of the Garden We have posted some images of the damage and cleanup on BBG s Flickr page The process of renewal is familiar however to all gardeners We take comfort in the continued progress of Campaign projects that are addressing critically important environmental issues such as plant conservation sustainable horticulture practice and water use and discharge One of BBG s

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/narrow_miss (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Visitor Center are not only beautifully landscaped areas but part of an innovative storm water management system that includes the building s living roof its landscaped berms and the new and existing tree beds along Washington Avenue The total water savings from these components is anticipated to be in the hundreds of thousands of gallons annually Learn more about all the sustainable features of the new Visitor Center Green Facts

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/con_edison_dedicates_a_rain_garden (2016-04-30)
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  • Projects | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    conservation View an excerpt from Plants Gardens pdf BBG Members Newsletter to learn more Left photo Albert Vecerka Esto New Herb Garden A Closer Look at the Visitor Center Living Roof The 10 000 square foot living roof planted with a diversity of native species both absorbs rainwater and provides the building with insulation Bright Light Good Wood Glass walls provide ample natural illumination decreasing the need for artificial lighting and the fritted pattern glaze helps prevent bird collisions and reduces solar heat gain The wood paneled walls in the Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium are made from ginkgo trees harvested from the site Eco Energy Twenty eight geothermal wells drilled 400 feet deep enhance the building s heating and cooling system Water Savings Storm water runoff is directed to collection basins in the plaza rain gardens where it replenishes the groundwater supply The living roof alone is expected to harvest almost 200 000 gallons of water each year Interpretation State of the art exhibits as well as orientation and educational tools help visitors of all ages and levels of horticultural expertise appreciate the rich diversity of the Garden Conscientious Design BBG has earned the U S Green Building Council

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/priorities/visitor_center/ (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    redesign of two important visitor landmarks at the Garden the Flatbush Avenue entrance and the Terrace Café Designed by the landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates along with Architecture Research Office the projects will join BBG s newly opened Visitor Center in significantly enhancing the visitor experience at the Garden in a sensitive and environmentally conscious manner The Flatbush Avenue entrance used by a third of all Garden visitors is also the primary gateway for the hundreds of school groups who visit BBG annually The new design will usher them through the historic brick archway into a lushly landscaped new garden featuring early spring flowering plants A sustainably constructed pavilion will further enhance the experience with expanded ticketing facilities and restrooms Also sharing the award was the design for a new stainless steel outdoor kiosk for the Garden s popular Terrace Café Both projects are slated to break ground in early 2013 and are part of a series of transformative new projects in the south Garden that will better serve visitors of all ages 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/new_flatbush_avenue_entrance_and_terrace_cafe_win_mayors_award_for_excellen (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    the new hawthorn trees and most surprising of all a well camouflaged duck nest among the tall grasses on the living roof last week He predicts that the six eggs will hatch mid summer We re so pleased that species from the animal and plant kingdoms feel welcome and at home at the new building Green Facts The Garden is working to save water and you can too The average

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/new_life_at_the_new_visitor_center (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    members and participants from BBG s community horticulture programs Both the Brooklyn Community Foundation Learning Plaza designed to function as a living classroom and the Auxiliary s beautiful curved seating wall provide places to converse with friends and reflect on seasonal plantings in one of the most lovely and biodiverse spots in all of Brooklyn Photos by Liane Stegmaier Green Facts The Garden is working to save water and you

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/a_celebration_of_community (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    the impact the new building is already having on our community and beyond This historic addition to the Garden is not just a building but also a landscape exhibiting over 100 000 new plants in multiple gardens These expansions to the Garden s horticultural collections while visually compelling are not without a larger purpose they compose the first elements in a new garden wide water conservation project Both the living roof a stunning sweep of meadow perennials and grasses and the rain gardens sunken plazas filled with both water loving and drought tolerant plants act as sponges and filters for rainwater to reduce the Garden s burden on the municipal water supply These are only two of the many innovative sustainable features that make this building a leader in the field of green architecture Read more about the building s green features at BBG s website During the week before the garland cutting we were honored to welcome donors who made early gifts to the Campaign for the Next Century as well as all our members with a series of preopening celebrations held behind the construction barricades In over three days of events we hosted more than 1 200 close

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/a_dynamic_new_gateway (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    and diverse collection of native plants can thrive In the coming months construction will begin on a boardwalk and grading work will prepare the terrain for a pond bog savannah and woodland The bulk of this work is slated for completion in June with the actual planting set to begin after the most intense summer heat comes to an end in late August However the process of ecological replication is

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