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Afternoon at the New York Botanical Garden

On Thursday, July 25th, twelve middle schoolers returned for a second trip to the New York Botanical Garden, located in the Bronx, to learn gardening skills and experience the joys of fresh produce. The CitySquashers worked in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, where they learned how to weed and mulch. They also made pickled cucumbers from scratch! The brine was made using vinegar, water, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, dill seed, dill weed leaves, red chili flakes, and sea salt. At the end of the afternoon, the team members were treated to fresh vegetables from the garden. Thank you to everyone at the New York Botanical Garden who helped make this happen!