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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May 7th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Are you a Locavore?

by Janine Butler, garden volunteer  In November 2007 the Oxford University Press announced locavore as the Word of the Year.  No, until recently I had never heard of it either.  But now it seems that I keep hearing, and reading, the word ‘locavore’ more and more often. What is a locavore?  One definition from Dictionary.com: […]

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Apr 30th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Planting Day is May 14th!

by Janine Butler, garden volunteer Planting day has been scheduled!  If you’d like to come witness the planting of the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter,  mark your calendars for Thursday,  May 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  It promises to be a fun event, with local schoolchildren stopping by to help plant as […]

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Apr 23rd, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Plans for Planting

by Janine Butler, garden volunteer I went to a local store at the weekend with my neighbor, Susan, who was buying a few plants for her own home vegetable garden.  She bought a cool looking yellow tomato, a pepper, and a cucumber, and she already has some squash at home that she started from seeds […]

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