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Category Archive for 'Youth Education'

by Nicki, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We added something new to this year’s Fall Plant Sale, did you notice?  The Service Learning Program volunteers had a booth and sold seeds that they had collected in the Children’s Garden throughout the summer with the help of the Youth Volunteer Program volunteers. The youth […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in summer means you’ll hear the sounds of teenagers chatting between rows of Swiss chard and beets, cherry tomatoes and bell peppers.  Each week, a dedicated handful of area teens leave the comforts of air conditioning  or […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Common buckwheat is sometimes used as a “honey crop,” because bees love it, especially in September when other nectar sources are dwindling. Have you ever heard of a “smother crop”? Buckwheat is a good competitor to weeds because it germinates rapidly, and […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  This week we harvested 204 lbs. of turnips, zucchini, red potatoes, beets, celery, and cherry tomatoes from the Community Kitchen Garden for FeedMore. 2013 year-to-date produce donated: 1,273 lbs. Also this week the Lewis Ginter Youth Volunteer Program (YVP), led by the […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden For eight years, the Children’s  Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has partnered with Henrico County Public Schools to bring a year- round, rotating student art show into the Robins Visitor’s Center.  The art teachers in the schools choose the work for the show, and […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator and Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is always a lot of fun — the staff here loves learning about nature as much as we like teaching kids about it.  Krissi, one of the Program Developers in the Children’s Garden,  […]

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