More about the Garden

Sep 5th, 2011

When You’re Smiling…

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator This is Leigh Dorris and Jeannie Arnold, Capital One associates and repeat volunteers in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden (CKG). They’re still smiling, after three hours of hard garden work – and get this: Leigh completed a distance running workout and Jeannie […]

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Aug 25th, 2011

Power of the Pharoahs

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Alumni from Richmond Community High School came out to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden last Saturday. They helped propel the garden forward by weeding, feeding, and harvesting.  This was one of the happiest and most supportive groups of people I’ve ever been […]

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Aug 19th, 2011

Up & Down

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Cukes are up and coming along nicely in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden, aiming for a late September harvest. I saw an adorable little white moth flitting about. It’s likely to forecast cabbage worms. I tried to use the brute force organic […]

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Aug 18th, 2011

Patrick Dougherty: A Slide Show

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Have you seen Patrick Dougherty’s Meadowmorphosis — “Diamonds in the Rough” stick sculpture yet?  While we were building it, we gave you daily updates — with blog posts, photographs and video. But it’s been a while since we mentioned it — so I thought I’d remind […]

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Aug 15th, 2011

Scoring Big, Then & Now

Note:  We already brought you the update on the tally or our deliveries last week, but Albert Brian Vick, our Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator has a special report for you about the details. I love how he always seems to get the inside scoop! by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden […]

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Aug 13th, 2011

Good Enough to Eat?

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator At the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden we’ve produced several stellar specimens of “weeds” so far this season. That’s one of the challenges to keep up with when you’re blessed with the good size of our garden. For example, one of our tomato […]

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Aug 10th, 2011

Worth Their Weight in Gold

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator These three volunteers may have set a harvesting record yesterday in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Within just three hours they collected ten cases of tomatoes and four cases of summer squash. We could go through the math of the retail value […]

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Jul 28th, 2011

The Ginter Geezers

by Michelle Smith, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As I was walking through the Spring Plant Sale a few months back, I met a man by the name of Dick Elcock. Some of you that have been around the Garden for a while may know him, I did not. I was telling […]

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Jul 27th, 2011

Youthful Vigor Handles the Rigor

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Despite the heat, we’re on a roll in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden. The current crop of zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes. We had a small section of usable space not yet planted, so with the help of the Tyler […]

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Jul 24th, 2011

Lewis Ginter’s Youth Volunteer Program Offers Meaningful Volunteer Experiences

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden has many fans. But some of its biggest supporters don’t know about everything that happens in the Children’s Garden. When you think of the Children’s Garden, you might think of the accessible-to-all tree house, festivals, art projects, or toddlers watering plants with […]

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Jul 20th, 2011

A Joint Effort

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Another good day in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden (CKG).  Well, it really wasn’t a “day”, it was a 3-hour work session with more than a dozen volunteers, so that’s a week of work for one person. And one person really can’t […]

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May 18th, 2011

Learning Our Lines

by Diana Plasberg, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with […]

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May 17th, 2011

Some Weekend Leaf Stripping Brings us One Step Closer to Completion

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 16th, 2011

Many Hands Make Great Work on the Stick Sculpture

by Diana Plasberg, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with […]

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May 16th, 2011

Service Appreciation: Getting to Know the Staff at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Brenda Brown, Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated” Recently, I sat down with a few of the Garden’s staff on the Operations Team. Talking with them gives me valuable perspective of how the recognition of their service can make an impact. The Operations […]

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May 13th, 2011

More Stripping & Finishing on the Sculpture, Plus Photos!

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 13th, 2011

Patrick Dougherty Speaks about the Meadowmorphosis in a Free Lecture on May 18

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 11th, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough and Other Adventures with Patrick Dougherty

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 10th, 2011

Stripping for the Stickman

by Diana Plasberg, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  After spending the past week with my sprained ankle propped up, I welcomed the opportunity to limp over to the Garden to volunteer as a leaf stripper for the Patrick Dougherty project. Luckily, chairs are provided for this task. My fellow strippers and I spent an afternoon […]

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May 7th, 2011

Learning 10 Feet Above Ground, & Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of thePatrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 6th, 2011

Pick up Sticks — Like You've Never Seen it Before!

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling […]

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May 6th, 2011

Staying on Top of the Garden in May, Janet's Way

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I usually use this column to give a list of garden chores, or “opportunities” for the month.  However, in my humble opinion, May is the month for reclining in a comfy chair while sipping lemonade and viewing the results of all the hard work we did in March and […]

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May 4th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Volunteer of the Month – Sherry Giese

by Michelle Smith, Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although I caught up with our volunteer of the month, Sherry Giese, just hours before the volunteer-run Spring Plant Sale while energy was high and schedules were hectic, Giese was calm, quite charming, and wore a disarming smile. She is a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and has […]

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Apr 26th, 2011

Stickman Says, "Thanks for all the Letters!"

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Patrick Dougherty’s arrival at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden next week, many of us, including the kids who frequent the Children’s Garden, have been  on the edge of our seats in anticipation.  Since earlier this month children who visit the Garden have been “on […]

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Apr 25th, 2011

Waiting for the Stick Man & the Meadowmorphisis

by Diana Plasberg, Stickwork Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While volunteering at the Lora Robins Library during GardenFest, I came across Stickwork, a book about Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture installations that are made from tree saplings and other organic materials. “Wow!” was my initial reaction. Sculptures and structures made from sticks – in trees, on hilltops, throughout building interiors. I was impressed […]

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