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  • Projects | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    in the development of the new habitats and careful records are being kept for the provenance of each plant added to the garden To preserve genetic diversity much of the plant material has been collected from within 100 miles of BBG Learn more about the Native Flora Garden Photos Albert Vecerka Esto New Woodland Garden A Closer Look at the Native Flora Garden Pine Barrens The pine barrens habitat contains both dry and wet plant communities found in coastal New Jersey and Long Island The dry sandy upland habitat is home to low growing trees like pitch pines and scrub oaks as well as prickly pear cactus and pixie moss The wetlands harbor many rare and unusual species such as carnivorous plants and orchids Coastal Plain Meadow Among the diverse plant life supported in the coastal plain meadow are sweeps of grasses and successively blooming wildflowers including species native to Staten Island s scarce serpentine grasslands Photos Albert Vecerka Esto left Stephen N Severinghaus right 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 Over the past two decades

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/priorities/native_flora_garden/ (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    change throughout the seasons its grasses bulbs and perennial wildflowers attracting local pollinators and visitors alike By May 16 when the new Visitor Center opens to the public nearly 60 000 plants will have been installed around the building Visit the Priorities page to learn more about this remarkable synthesis of architecture and landscape design Or download our recent press release pdf about the Visitor Center opening Watch the video

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/living_roof_video (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Asclepias tuberosa butterfly weed and other specially propagated seedlings up to the roof for planting in BBG s new garden in the sky which is already attracting local pollinators like honey bees and butterflies A walk to the top of the Overlook will provide the best view of the project in progress but make sure to visit again in spring 2012 to see the completed green roof at the grand

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/its_alive (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    and interactive pieces that will equip visitors with the tools to enjoy an enhanced experience in the Garden The installation will engage visitors while encouraging them to slow down and savor the details and the nuances the science and the spectacle of the plant kingdom throughout the Garden This new exhibit is just one of the ways BBG s Campaign for the Next Century is working to provide fresh insight

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/new_educational_exhibits (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    that would otherwise enter the sewage system as a waste product In these carefully designed landscapes of mostly native and moisture loving plants runoff is naturally filtered recharging the local supply of clean fresh water and providing habitat for beneficial insects and birds The alliance has more than doubled in size since its creation in 2008 bringing together dozens of Brooklyn s community gardens to share their knowledge and experience

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/campaign_outreach (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    the seasons The 2011 Herb Garden is blooming with living experiments designed to achieve a state of balance in the garden while educating visitors on basic organic practices Caleb has already begun the first round of crop rotations trading cool season crops for heat loving summer crops A frequent visitor might notice that the lettuce has been replaced by okra and the bok choi by eggplant deliberate choices based on

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/news/herb_garden_turns_one (2016-04-30)
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  • Projects | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    edible plants from all over the globe Interpretation consoles and chalkboards provide information on the origins botany and use of the plants on display enhancing educational opportunities and sharing the stories of foods that have become part of our daily cuisine Sustainable Horticulture The new Herb Garden models sustainable horticultural practices and serves as a living classroom for home gardening cooking and other demonstrations Visitors can observe a working compost

    Original URL path: http://nextcentury.bbg.org/priorities/herb_garden/ (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Campaign for the Next Century | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    space from wild collected seed View more details about one of these field trips This effort honors the prescient vision of BBG s founders who understood the importance of displaying the region s diverse plant communities and providing public education on indigenous plants and their habitats Doubling the size of the existing garden the expansion will re create habitats found in only a few pockets of the metropolitan region some

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