Green Family Circle Winter Recipe

Elderberry Syrup     Black elderberries (Sambucus nigra) are known for being full of vitamins and immune boosting compounds that have been shown to help fight colds and the flu. You may also use juices from frozen blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, either from the grocery store or frozen from summer berry picking. This syrup is...

Mr. Green Bean’s Winter Activities

DIY Desk Pals Ages 3-8 Go nuts – and spices and beans! Have fun making these simple treasures with your children. Materials: • 1 cup water • 6 bags Chai tea • 1 cup salt • 2 cups flour • Assorted spices and seeds: Cinnamon sticks, cloves, lentils, pumpkin seeds, peppercorns, cardamom pods etc. Instructions:...

Fourth Annual Fundraising Gala: The Bronx & Manhattan Land Trusts

The Bronx & The Manhattan Land Trusts invite all gardeners, their friends, and supporters to celebrate the conclusion of a wonderful season in their gardens. The Kevin Atkins Trio will entertain throughout the evening. For more information and tickets, click here.
Green Family Circle Seasonal Fall Recipe

Green Family Circle Seasonal Fall Recipe

Sunflower Seed Brittle     Nut allergies are a common occurrence among children. Bring the crunch of nut-brittle candy without the reaction by using sunflower seeds instead! Full of vitamin E, sunflower seed brittle will make an excellent after-school snack.         Ingredients 1 1/4 cups sunflower seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut...
Mr.Green Bean's Back-To-School Activities

Mr.Green Bean’s Back-To-School Activities

Leaf Wreath Ages 3-8 Bring some fall colors into the home! Nature, education, and creativity combine to make a lovely autumn decoration. Experiment with shapes and colors and try to identify the type of tree by leaf-shape.       Materials: • Fresh leaves • A heavy book • Modpodge (optional) • Glitter glue •...
For the Love of Green and Silver!

For the Love of Green and Silver!

Our high Spring temperatures got me thinking about summer.  I wonder if our school gardens are ready for the August heat.  And if a camp group wandered into the garden, what might they find?  How many textures would they feel?  What shades of green would they see? Beyond all the lovely new varieties of flowers...
Your Family Health Questions – Answered by Dr. Rosen

Your Family Health Questions – Answered by Dr. Rosen

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, we held our 2nd Annual Green Family Circle Luncheon & Lecture welcoming guest speaker, Dr. Lawrence Rosen.  Dr. Rosen, founder of the Whole Child Center, one of the country’s first green and integrative pediatric practices enlightened us on keeping our children healthy, and we left with a better understanding of...
Fresh Juice Recipes

Fresh Juice Recipes

Juicing—with all its loyal fans—seems to be a trend that’s here to stay.  Whether you believe the hype or not, juicing is a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet and increase your intake of vitamins and minerals.  However, if you’re going to give it a whirl, remember that juicing shouldn’t...
Hands of The Hort

Hands of The Hort

When I tell people that I am the photography intern at the Horticultural Society, most respond, “Oh…so you’re taking pictures of flowers?” It certainly seems that that would be the job description, but in fact, my work this summer involved people much more than it did plants. As an organization, the Hort serves to build...