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Sharing news and views on learning to garden, urban farming, farmers markets, eco-design, and New York City green events.

And me? I live in Brooklyn. I have a Garden.

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  1. bbgd permalink
    February 4, 2009 3:36 am

    Hello Friend,

    The Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District is pleased to announce our new web presence at:


    Please visit us to learn more about our exciting upcoming events!

    Stereoscopic Garden Party – March 22, 2009

    The 12th Annual Garden Walk – June 14, 2009

  2. June 16, 2009 10:14 pm

    Check out this post in NYTimes Local about fort greene guerilla gardening

  3. Bill Hawthorne permalink
    September 2, 2009 12:29 am

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  4. March 29, 2010 10:18 am

    I was hoping you would like to cover the new Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights. We are having a fundraiser on April 11th.

    Betty Brooklyn is celebrating the launch of her private chef and catering business by throwing a benefit bash to support bk farmyards and the Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service.

    Happy Hour Benefit Bash
    What: Hors D’ ourvres & Cocktails
    When: Sunday, April 11th 2010, 4:30pm – 8pm
    Where: 220 Plymouth St. Suite 5A, BK NY, (F train to York St.)
    Cost: $2o in advance, $25 at the door,
    100% of proceeds goes to bk farmyards. Space is limited!

    • Hors d’oeuvres by Betty Brooklyn
    • Specialty cocktails by Sister Liqueurs
    • Beer provided by Blue Point
    • Homebrewed kombucha tea spritzers
    • Ice sculpture by Joshua Kalin
    • Presentation on the bk farmyards and the new Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service.
    • Live auction of local Brooklyn goods

    The Menu
    Sautéed spring mushrooms in phyllo cups with
    Salvatore Bklyn ricotta and tarragon
    Grilled marinated flank steak skewers with chimichurri sauce
    Deviled quail eggs with crispy bacon
    Spring peas in ramp and pistachio pesto with radish slices on locally baked baguette
    Handmade lox on bagel chips with crème fraiche and wild onion chives
    Citrus and beet salad in lettuce cups
    Selection of local artisan cheeses with dried fruits and locally baked breads
    Crunchy seasonal vegetables with handmade hummus
    Roasted almonds with smoked paprika and thyme
    Cardamom and dark chocolate ganache truffles rolled in cocoa
    Warm cookies and Ronnybrook Farm milk
    About Betty Brooklyn Using the best of New York’s local, seasonal and organic produce, Betty Brooklyn prepares delicious, nourishing meals for people who love food. She also offers personalized private chef classes for individuals and small groups.

    Elizabeth (Bee) Ayer
    (917) 652-2799

    Elizabeth (Bee) Ayer

  5. April 26, 2010 4:07 pm

    I Am writing to make you aware of a new Gardening related Iphone App we have just released has released our first App “Garden Buddy” on the Itunes App store this week, it is a tool that helps people with some of the most common “Garden Math” needed for ordering bulk gardening materials building ponds and provides a veggie planting guide.

    Garden Buddy it currently the only App that provides this functionality.

    Here is a promo code with which you can download a free copy from within Itunes.

    If you are interested in giving it a try I can send you a free promo code to get a free copy for review, just send me a quick email and I’ll send it on over.

    If you like what it does a mention of it or review on your site would be fantastic.

    Itunes Link:

    Island Apps is a new company, formed in the last 5 months, I am the owner Matthew Trachtenberg, I’m an American Expat who lives full time in the Philippines. The company website is
    We plan to offer a metric version soon and will be adding additional features, we are pretty far into the next version 2.0 which will have a navigation based UI and use databases and table views for displaying data., should be final in a few weeks

    Warm Regards
    Matthew Trachtenberg
    CEO Island Apps
    USA +1-512-692-7448 Philippines +63-917-692-9172

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