Aug 11th, 2009

Moonbeams and Moon Gates at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter has a new addition on the way — we are building a moon gate! Although I have seen moon gates before (in fact there was a moon gate  in the formal garden’s of the church where I grew up) I never before knew […]

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Aug 10th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: A Special Report "The Vegetable Food Chain"

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I have been working in the vegetable garden at Lewis Ginter for several months now; planting the vegetables, weeding and mulching, and harvesting along with many other volunteers. So I am pleased to bring you this ‘special report’ and show you more about what happens to the […]

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Aug 3rd, 2009

Green Tonic Stirs Richmonders to Think about What We Want for Our City

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tomorrow is the Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness symposium at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. And while the symposium hasn’t even started, there is something new that has started: Richmonders are starting to talk about what they want for their future for the […]

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Aug 3rd, 2009

Monarchs Mating, eggs, and Larvae in Butterflies LIVE!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Jay, our butterfly wrangler, over in Lewis Ginter’s Conservatory has been busy taking photos of Monarchs mating, Monarch eggs, and Monarch larvae for the Butterflies LIVE! blog. If you haven’t checked out the blog yet, don’t miss it!  He just posted an update on the […]

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Aug 2nd, 2009

Henrico Harvest Fair Returns

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I thought I’d share with you a post from my friends over at the Richmond Food Cooperative.  I’ve never been to the Henrico Harvest Fair, but after reading this, I”m marking my calendar!  Looks like fun to me. It is nearly time again for the […]

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Jul 28th, 2009

A Butterfly Update from the Conservatory!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am so excited about Lewis Ginter’s new Butterflies LIVE! blog. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I just have to mention it again. Jay Forehand, our butterfly wrangler, keeps us up to date on what’s “hatching” in the Conservatory!  Which reminds me, I […]

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Jul 23rd, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Home Demo Garden

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we spent some time tending the home demo garden. This is a small raised bed, approximately 4’ by 12’ that shows just how much home gardeners could grow in their own back yard, in a small area. It’s jam-packed with veggies such as Roma tomatoes, […]

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Jul 16th, 2009

Enjoy Lewis Ginter's Lotus Blooming Time Lapse Movie

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond Time Lapse, recently filmed this amazing time lapse movie, right here at Lewis Ginter! Time lapse is such a great tool because it shows progress over time — but in a very quick way. Our Lotus Blooming movie, was filmed over about a week […]

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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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