Though snow continues to fall across the city, spring has finally arrived at the Bronx's New York Botanical Garden, where the conservatory's annual Orchid Show is currently in full bloom. To celebrate, we rode the train uptown, took off our jackets, and spoke with Marc Hachadourian, the manager of t ... More >>
Deborah Madison lives in Galisteo, a tiny adobe village just south of Santa Fe. It was in her backyard there -- an eighth of an acre of beds raised above New Mexico's clay soil -- that she noticed the similarities among vegetable blossoms and fell into studying botany.
Years before we collectively ... More >>
Talk about an extensive herb garden. Located on top of North Square Restaurant in the Washington Square Hotel, Jake's Edible Garden is an herb garden that has just sprouted and will be providing all the herbs for executive chef Yoel Cruz's dishes.
The herbs, chilies, and tomatoes come from Oak Gro ... More >>
A greenhouse-turned-lounge, tucked under the Metro-North Railroad, sounds like a strange location for a night out on the town, but that's exactly what lures visitors to Moscow 57.Part of a weekly summer pop-up event series, Moscow 57 is the brainchild of Ellen Kaye. If she sounds familiar, it's beca ... More >>
greenhouse-turned-lounge, tucked under the Metro-North Railroad, sounds
like a strange location for a night out on the town, but that's exactly
what lures visitors to Moscow 57.Part of a weekly summer pop-up
event series, Moscow 57 is the brainchild of Ellen Kaye. If she
sounds familiar, it's ... More >>
Doug Zell, the founder of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, has teamed up with his old frat buddy, the philanthropist and former real estate developer Robert Buono. Now the two will share the title of Co-C.E.O. in an effort to expand the business.
No New York chefs will compet ... More >>
Heather Holland via The Lush SideIt's a good thing the wall of daisies was artificial, since the near-freezing wind that swept through Herald Square would have made short work of any exposed bloom at Macy's annual Flower Show on Sunday. Still, midtown tourists and shoppers took little notice ... More >>
Eating in Translation/FlickrThis morning brought one of the more amusing bits of news we'd heard in awhile: last night a pot farm was reportedly discovered in the basement underneath Neighburrito, the tiny take-out shop at 127 Rivington Street.
In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to tell you a story about a garden -- The Magic Garden -- that's going to be torn down to make room for a high-rise housing development.
Oliver Rios, an East Harlem-bred artist, grew up around gardening when his mother Lydia Roman began transforming abandone ... More >>
Bittersweet at the Brooklyn Botanic GardensA 20-year study of plant life in a fifty mile radius of New York City by the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has found that more than 50 plant species native to the region face extinction under pressure from decreasing undeveloped land and the spread of non ... More >>
Tjeerd/flickrGood news for anyone worried that the old Vesuvio Bakery would be turned into a dog boutique or Subway franchise: New York reports that the Prince Street space will instead become the third location of Birdbath, the eco-friendly bakery run by City Bakery founder Maury Rubin. The 89-y ... More >>
woodleywonderworks/flickrThe Huffington Post has an interesting piece on how getting down and dirty with nature in, for example, a vegetable garden can keep us emotionally healthy.
The microbes in dirt, apparently, affect the same neurons that are stimulated by Prozac. A British study from a ... More >>
The Organic Center in Boulder is refuting claims made by a widely covered British study that found organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional. The Organic Center's own 2008 report showed that "organic foods were, on average, 25 percent higher" in nutrients.
Just as ... More >>
Eater L.A. reports that Maury Rubin, owner of City Bakery and Birdbath, will open another Birdbath branch in West Hollywood later this year. Rubin, who recently closed the L.A. outpost of City Bakery, reportedly plans to open two to three outposts of Birdbath, his so-called "neighborhood green baker ... More >>
The New York Botanical Garden is embracing the fresh food movement this summer with its new Edible Garden program, which will feature such temporary exhibitions as "Tropical Fruits, Roots and Shoots." Martha Stewart helped the Botanical Garden revamp its herb garden, which now includes a variety of ... More >>
Free garlic chives in Prospect Park (click to pick)
Disembark the Q train at the Parkside stop, wander through the triumphal gate one block west at Ocean Avenue, and then head north along the paved walkway past the muddy picnic grounds. All around you find a wonderland of wild allium, sticking ... More >>