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“Hot town, summer in the city…

back of my neck gettin dirty and gritty.” -Lovin Spoonful Thankfully, it does cool off on the roof in the evening. And early mornings are nice up there too.  A good breeze helps, but that same ‘sirocco’ wind has blown … Continue reading

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Organic Transplants

 Today Maen and Jimmy transplanted about 100 tomato seedlings into comfortable new pots. It was good work.   They also tasted early radishes from the garden and some cilantro that wintered over. Hard to believe anything so delicate could get through … Continue reading

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Radical Radish

Members of the Garden Club did some planting in the greenhouse at the Brooklyn Grange yesterday- three types of tomatoes: German Pink, Brandywine, and Indigo Rose; Red Zinnias; Anaheim Hot Pepper; and Marconi Gold ( a sweet pepper). We have … Continue reading

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Tasty Bundles

The college community stepped up in a big way at the Garden Club Feast & Fundraiser. Guests came away from the event with sweet and savory treats, herb bundles from the garden and a satisfied smile.  The club had a … Continue reading

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Party Planning

On December 3 the Club is hosting a Holiday Party that will offer festive foods and gifts provided by Club members and will hopefully raise money for C.H.I.P.S. (This is a soup kitchen and support network in Park Slope) Our … Continue reading

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Pesto Flavors, Students, Shine On

All you need is freshly harvested basil, parsley, cilantro, and arugula from the Hospitality Garden. (And high quality virgin olive oil, grated parm and garlic.)                                                                                               Of course the expertise of garden club members Caroline, Amanda, and Maen is essential … Continue reading

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Hot nails, lunch pails, energy

In the Brooklyn Navy Yard, under the narrow shadow of a wide cargo ship, in all types of conditions, a couple dozen stalwart builders and architects of Team DURA are constructing a net zero solar house. (Can’t wait till the … Continue reading

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We Plant, therefore We Are

Returning from the ASFS conference at Chatham University it is easy to be inspired by the greenery they have on their sustainable campus. Everywhere are beautiful plantings! (and fields of flowers.) Although the Hospitality Garden does not have acres of … Continue reading

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Full of Potential

Members of the Garden Club helped with an al fresco lunch on June 18 at the Navy Yard. It was nothing short of superb. Kale and collards from the Hospitality garden, cheese and fruit DONATED  by the garden club, lettuce … Continue reading

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Replenishment

Three strong students from Computer Science, Engineering and Liberal Arts put in some solid work at the Garden today. They hauled in 4 large sacks of well- aged, nutrient -rich compost and dug it into one of the raised beds. … Continue reading

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