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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

All Kinds of Wingnuts

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  A few months ago, a friend introduced me to a new tree. He showed me a painting that looked a bit like this photo below, and told me it was a wingnut. I must have looked at him like he was crazy. Indeed that seemed […]

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The Ginter Geezers

by Michelle Smith, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As I was walking through the Spring Plant Sale a few months back, I met a man by the name of Dick Elcock. Some of you that have been around the Garden for a while may know him, I did not. I was telling […]

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Youthful Vigor Handles the Rigor

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Despite the heat, we’re on a roll in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden. The current crop of zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes. We had a small section of usable space not yet planted, so with the help of the Tyler […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden has many fans. But some of its biggest supporters don’t know about everything that happens in the Children’s Garden. When you think of the Children’s Garden, you might think of the accessible-to-all tree house, festivals, art projects, or toddlers watering plants with […]

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Tomato Nose

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator In 2008 the European Union relaxed its previously strict rules against the marketing of “imperfect” fruits and vegetables, but only on 26 varieties – not including tomatoes. At the time of the announcement, European Commission spokesman Michael Mann said “This is a happy […]

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A Joint Effort

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Another good day in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden (CKG).  Well, it really wasn’t a “day”, it was a 3-hour work session with more than a dozen volunteers, so that’s a week of work for one person. And one person really can’t […]

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by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden After reading about James Madison in Andrea Wulf’s book Founding Gardeners, I added a trip to his Montpelier to my to-do list. My husband and I recently spent a pleasant day touring his restored home and grounds, which both appear very similar to the way he left them […]

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Eat Your Veggies! And How.

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Recently, NBC12’s Gene Cox reported on the Richmond Region’s “food deserts.”  A food desert, Cox explains, is an area where there is no grocery store located within a mile in urban areas, or within 10 miles in rural areas.  Cox reports, often when a grocery […]

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by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  The Dog Days of summer are upon us now and they’re something Mr. Knightley knows all too well. These are the hot, humid days and he prefers to walk on the shady side of the street, chase ice cubes that fall from […]

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by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Note:  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently hired Brian Vick as our Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator. Brian had been a a volunteer at the Community Kitchen Garden  since early spring.   He will be helping a team of volunteers from HandsOn Greater Richmond, weed, water […]

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