The Best Type of Power Surge
Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator
Shandra Barrett brought her team of Dominion Power customer service associates to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden yesterday – including several who drove all the way from Norfolk. Dodging the threat of rain, Shandra and her seven teammates joined several other volunteers to harvest green beans and yellow squash, feed the zucchini and tomatoes, tie tomato vines to stakes and help continue our perpetual inspection campaign intended to eliminate squash bug eggs.
We’re working to become a 100 percent organic garden, and manual intervention (inspecting the plants for signs of pests) is an essential part of the process.