Banking on the Community Kitchen Garden
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Thirty (30!) Bank of America volunteers worked in the Community Kitchen Garden on April 16. For the second year in a row the group was organized by Barrett Taylor, General Manager of the Short Pump Banking Center. (Barrett is the lovely wife of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Patrick O’Hagan, gardener.) The group of volunteers braved a very chilly start to the morning, with the wind chill temperature at freezing (or below), but warmed up quickly with a series of heavy tasks, including weeding planting beds, laying cardboard and mulching pathways. The group also thinned turnip seedlings, and a lucky few potted up tomato transplants in the comfy Massey Greenhouse.
On behalf of the Garden, FeedMore, and our community, we thank Bank of America for their continued support.