Jul 23rd, 2011

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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Jul 20th, 2011

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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Jul 19th, 2011

Garden Day Trip: James Madison's Montpelier

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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Jul 13th, 2011

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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Jul 12th, 2011

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer

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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Jul 11th, 2011

From Field to Table — Think Local Veggies

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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Jul 5th, 2011

They’re Here

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Note:  Brian Vick, has volunteered at the Community Kitchen Garden  since early spring.  He’s done such a fabulous job, that this week, the Garden hired him as the Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator.  He’ll be helping a team of volunteers from HandsOn Greater  Richmond, […]

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Jun 5th, 2011

Fun with Pots

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s the time of year when we turn our garden attention to container gardening. And why is that you ask? Because we’ve completely planted out all of our beds and have decided, once again, there is no more space for plants. But there are always containers. They will […]

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Jun 1st, 2011

'Tis the Season for Flowers After 5

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Despite today’s heat, I’m so happy that summer is finally here.  Summer at the Garden means children fighting the birds for the mulberries, their faces and hands stained red from the juice.  It means a parade of strollers that comes through the Garden each day […]

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May 23rd, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough Adorn Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  Note: Over the past 3 weeks, we have brought you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The work, entitled Diamonds in the Rough, is now complete!   The sculpture will be part of the Garden’s landscape as long as Nature allows, so look forward to enjoying […]

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May 20th, 2011

Meadowmorphosis Squared

by Michelle Smith, Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s high energy these days at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the “Meadowmorphosis” stick sculpture unfolds. While there have been many dedicated volunteers providing support to sculptor-in-residence, Patrick Dougherty, and his assistant, Andy Lynch, there are two volunteers that stand out. As a Public Relations & Marketing summer […]

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May 19th, 2011

Sabot at Stony Point School: The Birds' Nests & the Meadowmorphosis

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the […]

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May 18th, 2011

Learning Our Lines

by Diana Plasberg, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with […]

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May 17th, 2011

Some Weekend Leaf Stripping Brings us One Step Closer to Completion

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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