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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that food could be so beautiful? The tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) are eaten somewhat like a potato and are also called sunchokes. They do taste a bit like artichokes. You can find these beauties in the Children’s Garden.

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by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden At the Richmond Public Library “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Finale this weekend, the Children’s Garden tent had a recipe for success.  Start with inspiration from nature-based children’s books. Take one part water. Add two parts shredded paper (recycled, of course). Invite about 80 enthusiastic children to […]

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by Michelle Burdiss, Member, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden My family and I have so many memories that involve Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden that it is really hard to pick and choose what to share. It all started when my (now) husband proposed. It was Christmas time and right after I said, “YES!” (actually it was […]

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by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer camp! Don’t those words just make you smile? Rest assured, the 4- and 5-year-olds in the Growing Minds and Wow Your Senses camps are smiling, too! And while it’s obvious they are having fun, the casual observer might not realize that they are also learning – learning […]

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Photos & text by Kristin Mullen,  Early Childhood Program Developer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While teaching in the Children’s Garden, I always have an ear out for that moment when the children ‘get it.’  And I don’t mean checking the box when they can identify the parts of a plant, list the things that plants need to […]

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by Scott Hornby, Development Writer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When Loreen Hitch dropped off her kindergarten-age son Ethan for his first day of Green Adventures Camp at the Garden, little did she realize that she was setting off a chain of events that would lead to an amazing awakening and the liberation of a plucky little […]

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by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Your favorite recipes probably don’t call for a cup of roasted fungi or a half-cup of sliced decomposers, but that’s precisely what mushrooms are. Whether you’ve returned from the farmers market with portabella, shiitake, oyster or button varieties, chances are they’re packed with essential nutrients, including […]

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Photos & text by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I know this is going to sound crazy. But I have two new favorite vegetables  – and one of them is broccoli leaves.  Even my kids like them. This all started when I read Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Brian Vick’s blog post […]

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It’s Buckeye Season!

Photos & text by Kristin Mullen,  Early Childhood Program Developer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I have a confession. One of my favorite homemade sweet treats of all time are buckeye balls. But that’s not my confession. The truth of the matter is, until I started working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, I assumed the treats were named […]

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Let the Harvest Season Begin!

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern Even though the first official day of fall is not until September 22nd, the start of classes and the weather (finally) cooling off reminds me that it’s right around the corner.  The library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has recently added Michelle Obama’s first […]

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