Jul 15th, 2009

Butterflies LIVE! has its own blog!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our very own butterfly wrangler, Jay Forehand, has started a Butterflies LIVE! blog. This is great news since he is living, eating and sleeping butterflies. OK, he’s not eating them, but you know what I mean. Jay has an INCREDIBLE 1-minute movie of a Papilio […]

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Jul 14th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: First Harvest!

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The volunteers and staff continue to work hard in the vegetable garden; weeding, mulching, feeding, watering and what not, and finally we are starting to reap the rewards! Last week the first harvest was picked and delivered to Central Virginia Foodbank/ FeedMore, the recipients of all the […]

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Jul 14th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: United We Serve

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Please note, this blog post was originally published on June 29, 2009. We are getting close to our first harvest! According to Tom Brinda, Assistant Executive Director of Horticulture here at Lewis Ginter, the first of the summer squash are almost ready! They are quite small, but apparently […]

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Jul 7th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lately there has been plenty of press about how we can use gardening to enrich our lives — from building communities, to making the places we live more beautiful. The local food movement has taken off locally, as well as nationally, and more and more […]

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Jul 3rd, 2009

Richmond Bloggers Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The post was updated on 7/4/09. This past week I hosted not just one  but TWO blogger tours at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Not only did I get to meet some new friends, but I also got to meet some folks that I’ve known for […]

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Jun 18th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Tomato Suckers and More!

By Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Do you know what I love about this volunteer gig? Every time I go to the garden I learn something new – this week was all about tomatoes (and yes, I say tom-ah-toe, not tom-ate-er). Tom Brinda, Assistant Executive Director of Horticulture at Lewis Ginter asked […]

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Jun 4th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Look What's Growing!

By Janine Butler, garden volunteer What a difference a couple of weeks can make!  Look at these pictures that were taken this morning: The squash seeds that we planted a couple of weeks ago are doing great.  I can’t believe that they could grow so big in such a short time!  The seed package did […]

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Jun 1st, 2009

When it Rains it Pours!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you see Sunday’s Times-Dispatch? Not only did they feature Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for how well we are using social media — but they also featured the butterflies (plus a slideshow)!  I’m so happy to be in such good company! And so honored to have […]

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May 27th, 2009

Butterflies and Flowers, Making Waves in Richmond: a Round-up

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The flurry of activity around Butterflies LIVE! and the Garden has been incredible these past few days.  What an incredible way to kick off the summer! I’d just like to take a few minutes to thank and round up some of the blog posts of […]

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May 21st, 2009

The Butterflies Are Here! The Butterflies Are Here!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wow, there is some really exciting stuff going on at the Garden! The Rose Garden is in full bloom, just in time for a packed house for tonight’s Groovin’ in the Garden concert.  Old Crow Medicine Show may be the first show of the season […]

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May 20th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Girl Power Gets it Done!

By Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Under the watchful eye of Tom Brinda, Assistant Executive Director of Horticulture & Education, the first team of vegetable garden volunteers got things moving on Saturday!  And what a team it was!  Five ladies, including myself showed up bright and early to continue the work […]

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May 15th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Planting Day Success!

By Janine Butler, garden volunteer Today was awesome!   About a hundred people participated in the celebration planting day this morning, including a group of 20  4- and 5-year-old students from New Directions Daycare. It was great fun watching the children get in the dirt and plant cabbages, bell peppers, eggplant and tomatoes.  It comes so natural to children – […]

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May 15th, 2009

Butterflies LIVE! Featured in the RTD, First Butterfly Shipment to Arrive Tomorrow

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We got a really sweet write-up in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch on Butterflies LIVE! that is opening next week (May 22nd) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Check it out! Butterflies seem to be a hot topic these days,  Maymont opens their new butterfly trail with a […]

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