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Gardening

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Hicks Nurseries

Monday, March 02, 2015

Stephen Hicks, of Hicks Nurseries on Long Island, talks about how his family's business has seen generations of change, and how gardening technology shaped their horticulture efforts.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Winter is Coming: How to Make Sure Your Plants Survive

Monday, December 22, 2014

Greening Director of GrowNYC Gerard Lordahl teaches us about winter gardening, including how to help your plants survive the winter indoors, and which plants do well in the winter.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tips on How to Keep Your Garden Growing

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gerard Lordahl, Director of GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program, talks about late summer gardening and how to keep things growing into the fall.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Digging Together: NYC's Community Gardens

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Three community gardeners on the history and the future of community gardening—and how to get one started.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Keep Your Garden Green and Growing

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gerard Lordahl, Director of GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program, talks about summer gardening—what to plant and when to plant it—and answers questions about how to keep your gardens green and growing all summer long.

There's a fundraiser for the New York City Community Garden Coalition on July 10. Find out more here.

Leave a comment with your questions about gardening and caring for plants!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nurturing Growth and Surviving War

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gerard Lordahl from GrowNYC will be sharing his tips on how to make your garden grow this summer. Then, Sebastian Junger talks about “Korengal.” It’s the follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary “Restrepo,” a close look at the war in Afghanistan. Lily King discusses her new novel, Euphoria. And this week’s Please Explain is all about allergies and why so many people are feeling their effects these days.

WNYC News

Six Women Behind Great Gardens

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden highlights successful women in the fields of landscape design and garden photography in the early 20th century.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Growing, Cooking, Eating, Learning

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chef Dan Barber talks about why America needs a radical overhaul in how we eat and farm, and he shares his vision for an integrated system of vegetable, grain, and livestock production that maximizes sustainability, nutrition, and flavor. We’ll find out about cooking classes held in the homes of immigrant cooks from around the world. And we’ll learn how knowing the basics of botany can help us be better gardeners.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Flowers Have Sex and Other Secrets of Plants

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Understanding the basics of botany will help you be a better gardener—or at least keep you from killing your house plants.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Secret Gardens

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Old and new, near and far, secret and public, guest host Lauren Rico explores the beautiful delights that composers and songwriters have nurtured over the centuries.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Winter Gardening; "The Armstrong Lie"; "La Soiree"; Top Science Stories of 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, director of the Open Space Greening Program at Grow NYC, gives us tips for caring for your house plants and gardens in the cold winter months. Alex Gibney talks about his latest documentary, “The Armstrong Lie.” We’ll talk to some of the stars of “La Soiree,” a new take on cabaret, sideshows, burlesque and variety shows. Discover magazine editor Gemma Tarlach discusses the top 10 science stories of 2013.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Gerard Lordahl on Winter Garden Care

Monday, December 30, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, Director, Open Space Greening Program at GrowNYC, answers questions about caring for plants and gardens over the winter!

Leave a question for Gerard! Or call us during the segment at 212-433-9692!


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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Crafting Tomato Junk

Friday, October 04, 2013

Garden writer Margaret Roach has a strong suggestion for what do with all your end-of-season tomatoes and other odds and ends: make tomato junk. Find out what that is and get the recipe.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gerard Lordahl Answers Your Gardening Questions

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, Director, Open Space Greening Program at GrowNYC, answers gardening questions from listeners! He’ll also tell us what’s in season now, how to keep gardens bountiful into the fall, and ways to make the most of the late-summer and early-fall season.

Leave a question for Gerard! Or call us during the segment at 212-433-9692!

You can send soil and leaf samples to:
GrowNYC 51 Chambers Street
Room 228
New York, New York 10007


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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Glickman"; Gerard Lordahl on Gardening; the Big Apple Circus; Our Social Lives and Our Genes

Monday, August 26, 2013

Director James L. Freedman talks about his documentary “Glickman,” about the Jewish-American athlete who was banned from the 1936 Berlin Olympics and went on to become a revered sportscaster. Former senator—and former basketball player—Bill Bradley, who’s featured in the film, also joins us. Then Gerard Lordahl takes your calls on gardening matters and shares tips on how to get the most out of your plants as the weather starts to get cooler. Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder describes what it’s like to work under the Big Top. Plus, we’ll look at epigenetics and how our social lives can affect our genes.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Gerard Lordahl Gets Your Gardens Growing

Friday, June 21, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, Greening Director of GrowNYC, gives tips and advice on planting summer gardens and how to make the most of the summer growing season.

If you have questions about planting, pruning, picking, or pests, leave a comment or call 212-433-9692!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gardening Questions; Florida's Dark Side; "Cornelius" on Stage; Please Explain

Friday, June 21, 2013

Gerard Lordahl, the Greening Director of GrowNYC, answers all your questions about summer gardening! Then T. D. Allman looks at how the state of Florida went from being a swampy backwater to the nation’s fourth most populous state, which is playing a key role in 21st century America. Alan Cox and Emily Barber talk about “Cornelius,” a long forgotten play by J.B. Priestely, one of Britain’s greatest dramatists. Our latest Please Explain is about new insights into Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Intoxicating Plants

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks, talks about plants that have been used for spirits and offers gardening advice, along with cocktail recipes. 

→ EVENT: Amy Stewart reads from The Drunken Botanist tonight at 7PM at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Meat Inspection, Restaurant Workers, Gardening, Please Explain: Mushrooms and Fungi

Friday, April 26, 2013

For this week’s Food Fridays show, Ted Conover describes his experience working as a meat inspector in Nebraska for 6 weeks. We’ll look at how many cooks and servers in restaurants are poorly paid and mistreated, why that is so often overlooked. Margaret Roach shares her tips for making your edible garden grow. We’ll find out how New York City restaurants are starting to compost their kitchen scraps. And this week’s Please Explain is about mushrooms and other edible fungi!

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Garden without Soil

Friday, April 05, 2013

Lee Mandell, the founder of Boswyck Farms, a hydroponic farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn, discusses hydroponic gardening and how grow lettuce, herbs, and other vegetables without soil.

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