by Jonah Holland, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I had the pleasure of meeting brothers Braden and Charlie Dolbec, young adults who come to the Garden as part of the Garden’s Vocational Program to gain workforce development skills and job training. Braden and Charlie work in the Children’s Garden each week, along with their […]
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Posted in Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Education, Making a Difference in the Community, Volunteers on Nov 16th, 2014
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this fall I ran into three young people just ending their shift at the Community Kitchen Garden. They were younger than our typical Community Kitchen Garden volunteers and I immediately noticed them because they were all wearing VCU shirts, my alma mater. Typically, we see […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We were delighted to have Blue Sky Fund and Richmond Public Schools‘ Bellevue Elementary School 5th graders back at the Garden this week continuing their outdoor science learning. (We wrote about their first visit to the Garden a few weeks ago.) The visit had three components: service […]
by guest blogger Amanda Godbold Payne, Blue Sky Fund Editor’s Note: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was honored to be a part of Blue Sky’s pilot program for 7th grade Explorers program, the students participated as part of the Grow Works program that includes education and service. The volunteer component allow the Garden to waive the admission fee for these participants. […]
Posted in Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Nov 5th, 2011
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 […]