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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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Pinwheels in Motion

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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Work Like a Bee

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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by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern The theme for my blog posts this month has been October Oddities, the month-long display of odd and interesting items at the Children’s Garden.  Each Saturday in October, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Children’s Garden hosts Odd October-themed events. So far I […]

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by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern In my last post, I wrote about my journey to the Children’s Garden, and my short vacation to the tree house in the Children’s  Garden. I also introduced Gourd Quest, the exclusive gourd-themed segment of Kids Quest held at the Children’s Garden throughout the month of […]

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