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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

by Janine Butler, garden volunteer Planting day has been scheduled!  If you’d like to come witness the planting of the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter,  mark your calendars for Thursday,  May 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  It promises to be a fun event, with local schoolchildren stopping by to help plant as […]

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by Janine Butler,  garden volunteer I went to a local store at the weekend with my neighbor, Susan, who was buying a few plants for her own home vegetable garden.  She bought a cool looking yellow tomato, a pepper, and a cucumber, and she already has some squash at home that she started from seeds […]

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What You Don't Mow Can't Hurt You

By Beth Monroe, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR & Marketing Dir.  I’ve always loved meadows, Maybe it’s from watching too many episodes of Little House on the Prairie when I was a child — you know, that opening scene with Laura and her sisters running through the long grass?  Turns out unmown grasses aren’t just […]

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by Janine Butler, Garden volunteer You may have already heard some of the buzz about an exciting new project here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — the plan is to plant a Community Kitchen Garden and grow 10,000 pounds of fresh produce this growing season, with all the produce from this garden being donated to […]

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I just spoke with Tracy Kane, author of the Fairy House Series of books. She’ll be at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, April 29th  for our No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood symposium. I was very excited to speak with her because I’ve seen with my own children how completely enthralled they are […]

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My 8-year-old daughter came home from school this week incredibly excited about a dirt-baby she created.  After imagining her sneaking off during recess to the mud  pile behind the playground and creating some kind of snowman-like creature out of mud, I realized she was talking about a class project where she got to take old […]

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