Tag Archives: Brooklyn

East 25th Street in Flatbush Spreads the Garden Love

If you walk down East 25th Street, between Clarendon Road and Avenue D in Brooklyn, the first thing you’ll notice is that the streets are lined with a lush array of flowers, shrubs, and gardens. In August 2016, the block … Continue reading

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Autumn-Inspired Classes at the Brooklyn Brainery

Do you ever wish that you were a kid again, if nothing else but for the wondrous experience of sitting in a classroom and learning (okay, and maybe shamelessly rolling about in a pile of leaves)? Adults continue to learn … Continue reading

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Sprout Home in Brooklyn

What a treat it is to spend an afternoon perusing one of your favorite flower shops, nurseries or community gardens. These places are havens for likeminded urban gardeners, and are designed to help transform your own space into a wondrous … Continue reading

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Native Flower Arrangement Tips from a Seasoned Foraging Florist

Emily Thompson of Emily Thompson Flowers in Brooklyn, New York is an artist, and a forager. Inspired by the stunning aesthetics of Vermont’s countryside where she grew up, Thompson’s flower shop provides custom designs for any occasion using the freshest … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in NYC Takes to the Roof, and Whole Foods Takes Notice

With notoriously tight living spaces tucked into buildings all around the city, it’s no wonder that New Yorkers have mastered the art of manipulating their tiny environments in order to maximize the amount of usable space. Closet-sized apartments that often … Continue reading

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From vacant lot to neighborhood nexus

Do you have a vacant lot in your neighborhood? Have you said to yourself, “What a shame….there must be some way to put this space to use”? Maybe you’ve coincidentally also longed for a clear patch of earth to plant … Continue reading

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Rooftop garden glory in Brooklyn

While my last post discussed rooftop agriculture on a residential scale, I’ve followed the NY Times breadcrumb trail and stumbled upon a phenomenally larger version of these elevated farms. Apparently Brooklyn is on its way to sustainability stardom, with construction … Continue reading

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