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. And an incredibly fun and humorous presentation on how gardening has changed in today’s world. As Armitage says, remembering our inspiration for gardening is what its all about.
“You can’t be old and be a gardener – we are always working towards the future,” he says. Armitage reminds us that we garden because of the emotional reward and the anticipation. Getting back to the basics of what inspires us, rather than being distracted by trying to choose between 25 types of coral bells is what it’s all about.
Involving our children in gardening is critical, he says. Here is the link to the American Horticultural Society’s National Children & Youth Gardening symposium that Armitage references.

Stay tuned to this blog for more inspiring podcasts by Felder Rushing next week. Also, we’d like to offer our thanks: this symposium and other 25th anniversary programs are made possible by generous support of the Robins Foundation.

OK, take it away Dr. A…

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Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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