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by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; photos by PR & Marketing Coordinator Jonah Holland In an effort to reduce the chemicals that we use at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we are trying to  implement as many eco-friendly methods as possible to maintain our beautiful grounds. This fall, we top-dressed our Bermuda grass areas […]

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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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What You Don't Mow Can't Hurt You

By Beth Monroe, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR & Marketing Dir.  I’ve always loved meadows, Maybe it’s from watching too many episodes of Little House on the Prairie when I was a child — you know, that opening scene with Laura and her sisters running through the long grass?  Turns out unmown grasses aren’t just […]

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