Education & Classes

Feb 26th, 2009

Henrico Co. Extention to Host Lawn Care Seminar

If you are going to garden you might as well know what you are talking about and do it in an environmentally sensitive way. Why not want to take advantage of these Free workshops that Henrico County is sponsoring? Henrico County Extention hosts a lawn-care seminar March 10-12 with a program on weed control. The […]

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Feb 17th, 2009

Gardening for Love and Nostalgia; Podcast with Felder Rushing

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What struck me most about Felder Rushing’s presentation last week at our Gardening in an Era of Climate Change symposium was that for him (and for me) gardening is all about nostalgia and doing what you love. It is about plants that have been grown […]

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Feb 12th, 2009

Allan Armitage Podcast: Gardening is a Four-Letter Word

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I’m happy to announce Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s first ever podcast. Last week we brought Allan Armitage to the Garden as part of our Gardening in an Era of Climate Change symposium, in celebration of the Garden’s 25th anniversary. What we got was pure inspiration. […]

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Jan 27th, 2009

Allan Armitage and Felder Rushing on Gardening in an Era of Climate Change

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I just got off  the phone with Allan Armitage, one of our keynote speakers for our anniversary symposium, Gardening in an Era of Climage Change   (Feb. 4, 5  & 6). I’m really looking forward to his presentation next Wednesday, but I wanted to get a […]

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Nov 26th, 2008

The Age-old Practice of Gleaning is Finally Finding the Limelight

I’ve got to credit the ladies over at GardenRant for bringing this to my attention.  This week the New York Times wrote a short (but amazing) story about how a farm in Colorado opened up their fields for gleaning, a practice of harvesting the leftovers after the workers or machines have harvested what they could […]

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Nov 13th, 2008

Gardening Blogs Come of Age

Susan Harris, one of the bloggers over at Garden Rant,  was recently featured in the Baltimore Sun in an article on the prevalence of — you guessed it — garden blogs.  Yes, it is true the article points out, that this may seem like a strange match at first, but actually it makes sense. (We already […]

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Oct 28th, 2008

Podcasting about Lawn and Leaf Management — What Will They Think of Next?

I love modern technology. How can you not love it when you can listen to a podcast on  Lawn and Leaf Managment: “Leave” Them Alone, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Plus get added tips on how to make compost from yard waste. Tidbits such as this might just change your perspective on how to manage your leaves this fall, […]

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Oct 24th, 2008

Marc Cathey: A Legend in Gardening, A Man Before His Time

Adrian Higgins, over at the Washington Post, wrote a nice piece earlier this month on Marc Cathey, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, who died Oct. 8th at the age of 79. I have to admit, before reading Mr. Higgin’s piece, I had not heard of Mr. Cathey. But he sounds like a man […]

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Oct 23rd, 2008

Gardening in an Era of Climate Change: Is the Sky Really Falling?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Lewis Ginter gearing up to host “Gardening in an Era of Climate Change: Is the Sky Really Falling?” (Feb. 4, 5, and 6), I’ve been thinking about educating myself on how much has actually changed with the climate. I’m finding some good resources. The […]

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Oct 14th, 2008

Henrico Extension Office Offers Master Gardener Class

Want to learn more about gardening?    If you have Tuesday and Thursday mornings free, here’s the perfect way to become an expert: The Henrico County Extension Office is looking for gardeners interested in completeing the 2009 Master Gardener training program.  The Master Gardener training program is an extensive class that teaches in aspects of horticulture in detail.  Topics include  lawn care, […]

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