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Text & Photos by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this month we hosted some of our favorite people — educators — for our Natural Connections symposium. This three-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for Pre-K – 6th grade educators, administrators and pre-service teachers. Natural Connections is a chance for […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Photos by Jonah Holland and Laurel Matthew Did you know that Thomas Jefferson held a contest with his neighbors every spring: Who can get the first peas from the garden to the table? Earlier this month, we used this same contest to help teachers learn […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Do you think students learn best when teachers blend science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics standards for authentic learning experiences?  If you are an educator you can learn how to further integrate these best practices into your curriculum at our 2015 Educators’ Conference: Natural Connections […]

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by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s not uncommon for the Children’s Garden to request donations for items that might otherwise get tossed in the trash – toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and hot chocolate containers are some of our staples. Our young guests transform these under-appreciated items into treasures such as fanciful works […]

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A group of pre-service teachers, grad students and faculty from the Education, Biology, and Agriculture departments at  Virginia State University participated in a hands-on workshop with Children’s Garden program developers Kristi Orcutt and Kristin Mullen. As part of a National Science Foundation  grant, the pre-service teachers ‘dug into learning’ in the Central Garden, Children’s Garden Farm […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Join Garden Guide and volunteer Susie Austin as she leads you on a tour discovering sustainable initiatives that help bring Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in balance with the natural world. Learn how many small changes are adding up to a lighter footprint for a major public garden, […]

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By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The luffa teepee was constructed and planted by Youth Summer Program volunteers and the Service Learning Program volunteers. The teepee was made with invasive bamboo harvested from the Garden and is held together with a biodegradable twine. It is located in the Youth Display Garden in the Children’s […]

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by Janet Woody, Garden Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the first in a series of short posts about the history of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. In 2013, our good neighbors at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club reached out to us to see what we knew about the zoo cages on their property. We shared […]

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by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  It was a great day! First Children’s Garden Educator Ms. Dawn read The Great Big Enormous Turnip, based on a Russian folk tale about a turnip soooo big the whole family had to work together to pull it.  As each member of the family helped […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Earlier this week we harvested the last of the spring lettuce cropo in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. We have cause to celebrate on several fronts: a) Our lettuce was beautiful, and tasted great. b) Even with so many days with temps […]

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