Cultivating Place: GREEN UP: Brooklyn Botanic Garden's The Greenest Block In Brooklyn!

May 16, 2019

From left to right: Zenobia, Nina and Gayelle at the BBG.
Credit Phyllis Belkin


The best public gardens are in fact community gardens at some level, this week on Cultivating Place we’re speaking with gardeners from New York City’s Borough of Brooklyn where for 25 years the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has hosted the Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition.

Promoting streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community development in New York’s borough of Brooklyn through block and merchant associations and other groups – this is gardening as community activism of the highest order. Join us to hear more about this Greening Up.



Street color and welcoming habitat gardening in Brooklyn NY.
Credit Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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