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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

by Janine Butler, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteer We are two-thirds of the way to our goal of donating 10,000 pounds of vegetables to FeedMore! (FeedMore is the umbrella organization for the Central Virginia FoodBank and Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia.) On Monday, Karen Clowers, horticulture coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, delivered a […]

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By Jonah Holland This morning I started out to document what’s in bloom right now at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I didn’t get very far. After leaving my office and strolling through the Woodland Walk,  I quickly realized that this would have to be a catalog of simply what was in bloom just in the […]

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Lewis Ginter’s Green Tonic symposium last week was a great success. Architects, journalist, concerned citizens, students and urban planners turned out  to learn more about urban gardening and how cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and New York have used plants and gardening to transform their landscape. The amazing part to me is that the national urban […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter has a new addition on the way — we are building a moon gate! Although I have seen moon gates before (in fact there was a moon gate  in the formal garden’s of the church where I grew up) I never before knew […]

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by Janine Butler, garden volunteer I have been working in the vegetable garden at Lewis Ginter for several months now; planting the vegetables, weeding and mulching, and harvesting along with many other volunteers. So I am pleased to bring you this ‘special report’ and show you more about what happens to the vegetables once they […]

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Tomorrow is the Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness symposium at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. And while the symposium hasn’t even started, there is something new that has started: Richmonders are starting to talk about what they want for their future for the city. Richmonders are starting to realize that they have more […]

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Jay, our butterfly wrangler, over in Lewis Ginter’s Conservatory has been busy taking photos of Monarchs mating, Monarch eggs, and Monarch larvae for the Butterflies LIVE! blog. If you haven’t checked out the blog yet, don’t miss it!  He just posted an update on the Monarch life cycle. Here are a few of his photos:

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Henrico Harvest Fair Returns

I thought I’d share with you a post from my friends over at the Richmond Food Cooperative.  I’ve never been to the Henrico Harvest Fair, but after reading this, I”m marking my calendar!  Looks like fun to me. It is nearly time again for the Henrico Harvest Fair. Held at Armour House and Gardens at […]

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