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Monthly Archive for May, 2009

The flurry of activity around Butterflies LIVE! and the Garden has been incredible these past few days.  What an incredible way to kick off the summer! I’d just like to take a few minutes to thank and round up some of the blog posts of Richmonders who decided it would be a good idea to […]

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Wow, there is some really exciting stuff going on at the Garden! The Rose Garden is in full bloom, just in time for a packed house for tonight’s Groovin’ in the Garden concert.  Old Crow Medicine Show may be the first show of the season to sell out, and this gorgeous weather is certainly helping! […]

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by Janine Butler, garden volunteer Under the watchful eye of Tom Brinda, Assistant Executive Director of Horticulture & Education, the first team of vegetable garden volunteers got things moving on Saturday!  And what a team it was!  Five ladies, including myself showed up bright and early to continue the work that was started last Thursday […]

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By Janine Butler, garden volunteer Today was awesome!   About a hundred people participated in the celebration planting day this morning, including a group of 20  4- and 5-year-old students from New Directions Daycare. It was great fun watching the children get in the dirt and plant cabbages, bell peppers, eggplant and tomatoes.  It comes so natural to children – […]

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We got a really sweet write-up in todays Richmond Times-Dispatch on Butterflies LIVE! that is opening next week (May 22nd) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Check it out! Butterflies seem to be a hot topic these days,  Maymont opens their new butterfly trail with a Garden Celebration this Sunday  and then our exhibit opens on […]

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My teacher husband wrote a great blog post on the Garden’s recent Dinner in the Garden for Teachers that Lewis Ginter hosted as part of our No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood symposium, so, I’ll let you read about Jane Kirkland, our keynote speaker and her wonderfully funny and inspiring story on […]

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by Janine Butler, garden volunteer  In November 2007 the Oxford University Press announced locavore as the Word of the Year.  No, until recently I had never heard of it either.  But now it seems that I keep hearing, and reading, the word ‘locavore’ more and more often. What is a locavore?  One definition from Dictionary.com: […]

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