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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

There’s a Pig in the Garden

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few months ago, while on a mission to capture some fun photos for my Every Day is a Playday blog, I encountered a little friend.  He was so cute — set amidst the foliage and ornate shrubbery.  He was so completely out of place.  He […]

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Tell Us Your StoryCorps

by  Scott Hornby, Development Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Has anyone ever said something to you that was so funny, so gripping, so moving or so powerful that you wished your mind had a big, red record button? It’s a sad comment on the state of my mind that I can recite, word-for-word, the dialogue to hundreds […]

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by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; Photos by Don Williamson Photography   A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure […]

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by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is now shut down for the winter. Volunteers in the garden produced 9,913 pounds of high quality produce for FeedMore’s Community Kitchen. Weight distribution by type: Tomatoes – 5,594.5 lbs. Zucchini/ yellow squash – 3,035.5 lbs. Cauliflower – 460 […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Award-winning author, Leonard M. Adkins, will speak at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden tomorrow night (Thursday, January 5) at the Virginia Native Plant Society (Pocahontas Chapter) meeting. Adkins, profiled by Backpacker Magazine, and referred to as the “Habitual Hiker,” will present Wildflowers of the Blue […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that you could buy plants and seeds with food stamps? Over 46 million Americans use food stamps —  nearly 15 percent of the population — but many don’t know they use food stamps to buy plants that will produce food for […]

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