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Weekend Staff Picks: Get Outside, Spring is Here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Use a payphone, stop and smell the roses or watch as ladies in their Easter finery promenade up and down Fifth Avenue. These are just some of the suggestions WNYC staff have for this spring weekend.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Carrot City

Monday, December 19, 2011

Joe Nasr, Co-author of Carrot City, takes an in-depth look at the growing number of urban farms, gardens, and parks around the world. He’s joined by Eli Zabar, who tells us about the vegetables he grows in the greenhouses situated on the roof of his marketplace, The Vinegar Factory, and Annie Novak, co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

City Distributes Free Rain Barrels to Conserve Water

Friday, April 22, 2011

Once again this spring, the city is offering 1,000 free rain barrels to residents of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx as part of a program to help reduce the amount of water that flows into the city's sewer system.

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Studio 360

Michael Pollan on Gardens

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Kurt Andersen and environmental journalist Michael Pollan talk about the garden and the relationship artists have to the botanical world. 

Pollan is the author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World. Pollan has been gardening since he was a boy and has been writing about ...

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Studio 360

Garden Music

Saturday, September 29, 2001

WNYC's John Schaefer unearths a variety of musical garden motifs, from traditional folk songs to Bobby McFerrin.

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