This week on We Dig Plants we move away from Brooklyn and take a look at another borough: Queens. Susan Lacerte, executive director of the Queens Botanical Garden, joins hosts Alice Marcus-Krieg and Carmen Devito to shed light on the great cultural and technical history behind the garden— from its green architecture and design (it is a LEED Certified building and has a sustainable rose garden!) to the many different community and cultural activities that the garden hosts year round. This episode is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
“The building and the landscapes have become our biggest teaching tool . . we have over 20,000 school children come from Queens and around the city a year to learn about photosynthesis, to learn about how plants help our environment.”
–Susan Lacerte on the We Dig Plants