New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden has some exciting new gardening classes for spring starting in March! There are great eco-friendly gardening topics such as sustainable pest control, soil basics, planting pollinator-friendly plants in the garden, and container gardening. Browse beginner and introductory certificate classes here:

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The New York Botanical Garden?

Where else to learn gardening expertise than from The New York Botanical Garden? Gardening classes at NYBG provide valuable information and techniques to help you grow a beautiful home, container, or community garden. Don’t miss upcoming classes like Soil Science for Gardeners or Apartment Gardeners’ Saturday. Browse all Gardening classes here:

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Monsanto pulling out of EU? Not likely! Reading this first article you would think Monsanto was done in the EU. We aren’t that lucky. They are pulling their applications for patents – which as this next link explains the EU has only allowed Corn as a GM. So really Monsanto is simply creating publicity for itself. Because the patents weren’t being approved anyway. A read of this second article tells us that Monsanto doesn’t look like its pulling out at all – in fact seems to pledge more investment. Perhaps simply biding it’s time for more favorable political environment for GMs?

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Obama: US Should Be Global Leader in Climate Change Fight

Obama’s speech on climate change beckons us to sustainable energy as an antidote to the disruption of levels of carbon pollution. The twelve hottest years in recorded history have occurred in the last fifteen years. His policy requires federal government to use sustainable sources as 20% of energy over the next seven years. He asks for the United States to take it’s place as a leader in renewable energy. Many reviews in the green sector criticize the speech as too little too late. But there he is on the national stage with a myrid of other issues and crisis calling for attention. Obama is calling for energy independence with a view to transition to sustainable sources for the future legacy of our planet. He bekons for a bi partisan[…]

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New York Botanical Garden Offering Summer Classes

Here’s a blurb from the NY Botanical Garden about classes there this summer and a link to SIGNUP to Gardener / Writer Ellen Zachos classes you can get an audio interview with Ellen about gardening on terraces <here>. The classes are space limited so sign up today. There’s no place like The Garden for classes that inform, inspire and enrich. And for people on a professional career path in gardening, floral design or landscape design, an NYBG certificate is a prestigious credential that sets them apart.  Currently we are promoting Summer Intensive Certificate programs in those three areas. These concentrated sessions – beginning July 8th — allow students to complete up to half of all NYBG certification requirements in just two weeks for Gardening…and just five weeks for Floral and Landscape Design!   We[…]

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NYBG Offers summer classes with Gardener / Writer Ellen Zachos

Ellen Zachos is teaching at the New York Botanical Garden. She is offering two courses – one in Terrace Gardening and one in Backyard Foraging. The audio file link: <INTERVIEW> The file will download as an .MP3 and you can put it on your phone or IPOD or play it on your computer. In the audio interview Ellen answers these important terrace gardening questions: 1) What sort of water requirements does terrace gardening require that are different than other residential gardens? 2) Do terrace gardens have any particular pests that plague them? 3) What are some of your favorite terrace gardens that you have worked on? 4) What media/soil do you recommend. 5) Any favorite flowers you like to grow on a terrace? Here’s a link to SIGNUP to Ellens classes

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