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The Community Kitchen Garden in 2009: PHOTOS AND MORE

The Community Kitchen Garden was founded in 2009, with the help of partner organizations to help grow food for Richmond's hungry.

Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Winding Down the Season: Oct. 26, 2009
Activity has slowed, but not stopped! The Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter is still producing (see cabbages left.) The garden will be planted with a cover crop for the winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Closer!: July 30, 2009
Another 345 pounds was harvested from the Community Kitchen Garden. The harvest included squash, zuchini, red peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Just one step closer to our goal!

 

 

 

NBC12 Coverage of Community Ktichen GardenMedia Coverage: July 22, 2009
NBC-12 shoots B-roll of the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter for an editorial. A fourth delivery to FeedMore has increased the poundage to 2,014 (working toward the 10,000 pound goal.)

 



Karen and Darlene Deliver Produce to FeedMoreWe Deliver: July 13, 2009
Garden staff Karen Clowers (left) and Darlene Van Laan (right) deliver fresh produce from the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter to FeedMore. Donated to date: 1,336 pounds; only 8,664 pounds to go to reach the 10,000 pound goal!

 

 

 

First Harvest; June 29, 2009
For the first harvest,Garden volunteers and staff collected more than 604 pounds of fresh produce to feed the hungry through FeedMore.

 

 

 

 

United We Serve; June 22, 2009
As part of President Obama's United We Serve Initiative, voluteers from the Department of Social Services in the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter.

 

 

Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter in June

Watch Us Grow!: June 16, 2009
One month after Planting Day -- the Community Kitchen Garden is well on its way thanks to hard work by Garden staff and volunteers.

 

 

Planting DayPlanting Day: May 14, 2009
Nearly 100 people came out to help plant the new Community Kitchen Garden, including children from New Direction Daycare, Garden staff, volunteers and board members, FeedMore staff, volunteers and board members,and community VIPs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spreading organic material at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenAmending the Soil
Organic material is worked into the soil (4.28.09) Many thanks to Pete Rose for discounted organic material and delivery.) Photo: Karen Clowers

 



 

Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Getting Ready
The soil has been turned up and now organic matter will be worked in. Planting Day set for mid-May.
(4.27.09)

 

 

 

 

 


Heavy equipment breaks ground for new garden at Lewis Ginter

A "Ground-breaking" Day
April 13, 2009

Heavy equipment breaks ground for the new Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter. Many thanks to CT Purcell, Inc., for donation of machinery and manpower. (4.13.09)

 

 

 

 

Directors Digging

Directors "Dig" New Garden
Feedmore President/CEO Fay Lohr (left) and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Executive Director Frank Robinson help break ground on the Community Kitchen Garden (4.13.09)

 

 

 

 


Site for the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter
Planning a Garden
A late March 2009 view shows the site for the new Community Kitchen Garden behind the Conservatory in an area currently used for production.

 

 

 

 

Site for Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter

Marking the Spot
Red flags mark the rough layout for the crescent-shaped Community Kitchen Garden. (Late March 2009)