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A slice of real nature in the heart of NYC, this lively green space will support wildlife and delight urbanites - then disappear.
A slice of real nature in the heart of NYC, this lively green space will support wildlife and delight urbanites - then disappear.
581 backers pledged $40,404 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    BUD: Botanical High Five. Your name added to our donors' wall as a “Friend of the Forest” on our website.

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    SAPLING: Virtual Forest Tour. A head-cam video tour of Inwood Hill Park on a gorgeous spring day. Mariellé will remotely guide you through the only real forest in Manhattan with towering trees and rare wildflowers. We'll also check out the last salt marsh left in the borough + $5 reward.

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    FLORAL INFUSIONS: What's more refreshing than a crisp drink on a warm day? Learn how to make Juneberry spritzer, elderberry wine, rosehip tonic and 6 more potions from local native & invasive flora. The e-book will also include a special cocktail we mixed up just for you + $5 reward.

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    SEED: Wildflower Seed Mix + Gardening with Natives. Seed mix of native New York species and ecotypes for sun and shade. Plus a pdf download of garden-tastic plants that are native to the NYC area. Provides suggested species for windowboxes, shady spots, and butterfly gardens with wildlife value and horticultural highlights listed + $5 reward.

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    TWIG: Tee Shirt. Our tee features the NYC-extinct wildflower Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata). Big "X" for extirpated on the back. Choose white tee with black or black tee with white + $10 reward.

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    ROOT: Botanical Print. An 11 in. by 17 in. botanical print from the New York Times op-art "When New York City Bloomed" by Mariellé and gorgeously illustrated by Wendy Hollender. Please select one (1) print from the 12 available: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/03/26/opinion/20110326_OPART.html + $5 reward.

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    FLOWER: Bag of Swag. Our tote bag features the NYC-extinct wildflower Swamp Pink and a big "X" for extirpated. Filled with our native wildflower seed mix ($25 reward) and a 10x hand lens (just like botanists use) to look at plants up close and personal + $5 reward.

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    LEAF: Swaggier Bag of Swag. Fill the tote bag up with all of our goodies! You'll receive our tote bag, a 10x hand lens, our tee shirt ($50 reward), our wildflower seed mix ($25 reward) & one botanical print ($75 reward) + $5 reward.

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    BRANCH: Native Plant Garden Design. We'll design an ecologically rich and visually stunning native flora garden just for you. We will discuss your site conditions and vision, we'll create a personalized plant list and plan tailored to your specific needs (N.B This will be done remotely, no site visits involved). **Limited to eastern U.S. only**

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    TREE: Personal Forest Tour. A personal tour of Inwood Hill Park with you and 3-5 of your friends. Mariellé will expertly guide you through the only real forest in Manhattan with towering trees and rare wildflowers. We'll also check out the last salt marsh left in the borough. Tour lasts approximately 2½ hours. You pick the date between May 30 - November 10, 2015. Everyone goes home with our Bag of Swag.

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    Pledge US$ 2,000 or more About US$ 2,000

    GROVE: Sneak Peak Party. Be our guest at the launch of our PopUP Forest: Brooklyn prototype this summer! Hang out in the mini woodland installation before it opens to the public. Enjoy wildflower inspired food and drink. *DATE TO BE DETERMINED* Everyone goes home with our Swaggier Bag of Swag.

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    Pledge US$ 3,500 or more About US$ 3,500

    FOREST:

    All of our gifts! From Seed to Grove, your contribution will help tremendously toward making this project grow and blossom. You'll get all the gifts we have to give with our eternal botanical gratitude.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Corporate Sponsor: A plaque on the Brooklyn PopUP Forest, speaking opportunity at the launch party, company logo in marketing materials.

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    Pledge US$ 49 or more About US$ 49

    EARLY BIRD: Tee Shirt + Seed Mix + Chart of NYC Garden Natives. Our tee ($50 reward) & native wildflower seed mix ($25 reward) & EXCLUSIVE chart of over 300 NYC-area native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grasses and ferns. Gives bloom time, growing conditions, hummingbird favorites and butterfly magnets. Only time this chart will be offered during this campaign!

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