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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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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Here’s an excerpt from our weekly staff update — aptly named: The TWIG (This Week in Ginter) written by the Garden’s Executive Director, Shane Tippet.   The TWIG is a great way for our staff to stay up to date on key happenings at the Garden.   […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Erin Wright is passionate about food and plants. This  post was  originally published on Erin’s blog, the Richmond Food Collective. Whether you pile it, bury it or feed the worms with it, composting is easy and critical to the food system. Talking about waste is not […]

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by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has a new installation in the Children’s Garden: 4,000 blue & silver pinwheels. It’s small in terms of square footage, but it’s really cool to see, particularly on a robin’s egg blue sky day. The “Pinwheels for Prevention Garden” […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Does this remind you of anything?  Could it be the flight path of a honeybee? a firefly? a ladybug?  I think I’ve seen these dashes drawn to depict the flight pattern of most insects with wings and I never gave much thought to why it’s […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, spring break family vacations were often built around road trips that my parents planned to places none of us had seen before.  A road trip was literally the experience of seeing new territory from the back seat of a diesel […]

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In the Trees

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Did you see anything yet?  Have they hatched …?”  This was the way my teammates welcomed each other to the Garden last week when we met as volunteers in the Lewis Ginter Children’s Garden.  Of course, I had not seen, but was anxious to hear what they were […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am convinced that pick-up sticks was created by a clever mom who found herself surrounded in a garden of sticks that needed tidying.  It is actually a parlor game designed to challenge players both physically and mentally.  A designated player releases a bundle of […]

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The Earth Moved Under my Feet

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “The earth moved under my feet today,” at least that is what I told my husband when he asked about my day in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter.  I expected him to ask “…another earthquake?” and mused over the ways I could string him […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator &  Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You  probably know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has hundreds of volunteers, who work thousands of hours each year, all over the Garden.  The Garden simply would not be what it is without the dedication and time our volunteers put in. But did you […]

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