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Editor’s Note:  Children’s Garden Educator, Kristi Orcutt launched the first Lunch & Learn program for Garden volunteers in September – it got great reviews — and the volunteers said it was  fascinating. Kristi’s topic, The Significant Contributions of Bees, is very relevant today, so we thought we’d share Kristi’s recap with you. by Kristi Orcutt, Children’s Garden Educator, […]

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Sadia Pollard, Mayor’s Youth Academy Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  I’ve enjoyed nature since I was a young child. As I get older I’m learning the importance of positive interaction with planet earth. Being at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has showed me what that positive interaction really means. My first day of interning was also my […]

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by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Summer is a delightful time to be outdoors — until you hear that all-too-familiar, high-pitched whine circling your head. Soon you feel tiny blood-sucking bites, and before you can flee, itchy whelps begin appearing on your neck, arms and legs. […]

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By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden had the pleasure of hosting Vivien Fergusson of Collegiate School for her senior final project. Vivien approached me for guidance with her interest in medicinal uses of plants as well as Virginia natives and wildflowers. The Children’s Garden agreed to support her throughout her […]

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Photos and text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  This week, Time Magazine named spending time in nature as the No. 1 thing you can do to improve your life.  If you read this blog regularly, this information may not come as a surprise to you. You probably have learned by listening to […]

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By Jasmine Kent, PR and Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With all the rain and cold weather we’ve experienced this fall, I’m glad I soaked up the last bit of summer at the Garden’s first October Oddities event of the year. I took a break from my regularly scheduled Saturday morning programming of cereal and television reruns […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We love growing things at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, including benefits for our members. That’s why we’re partnering with Nudge, a company with strong local ties, to give members a fun and positive way to help feel healthier. Nudge is an app that can be […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In what seems like one of the most unpredictable turn of events in the food movement, DC public schools are leading the way in kicking sugary milk and cereals off of their menu. While it seems like a no-brainer for health reasons, it is […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I really like about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that the Garden is always looking at new ways it can serve the community and its members while staying true to its mission of horticulture and education. Like nature, the […]

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