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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 Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains.
Adkins has walked more than 19,000 miles in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.   The Society of American Travel Writers Foundation awarded Adkins the Lowell Thomas Journalism Award for his book,  The Appalachian Trail: a Visitor’s Companion.  

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