Mar 25th, 2009

Lewis Ginter to Grow 10,000 lbs of Food for Local Foodbank

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What do the Obamas and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden have in common? Easy — we are both trying to do the right thing — grow vegetables locally to help our communities lead healthier lives.  And if we can get folks excited about gardening themselves and […]

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Mar 21st, 2009

Groovin in the Garden Returns to Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Two years ago, I saw that one of my favorite bands, Son Volt, was playing an outdoor concert in Richmond  at — you guessed it — Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I’m embarrassed to say, it was my first experience visiting Lewis Ginter.   But I immediately […]

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Mar 8th, 2009

No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood

Recently, I’ve been spending alot of time getting the word out about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s next symposium — No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood (April 28-29). This is a topic that is really interesting to me,  and I think it has piqued alot of people’s interest since congress approved the No […]

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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 18th, 2009

Free Trees! Yes Free!

Two years ago, I participated in the Henricopolis free tree giveaway. It was great, I came home with 10 new shrubs and trees and they are doing really well — except for the dogwood my husband killed with the weed whacker.   You can be sure I’ll be at the tree give-away again this year, to […]

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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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Feb 3rd, 2009

The White House — The Ultimate Urban Garden

Everybody seems to have their own favorite pick for the White House Farmer. Mine of course is Charlie Collins, who happens to be a good friend and the farmer at Victory Farms CSA.   Secretly, I’m glad he didn’t win (Charlie came in 8th)  since I was dreading loosing him to the Obamas. But, as GardenRant’s […]

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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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Jan 13th, 2009

Lewis Ginter Butterflies LIVE!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have heard that Butterflies LIVE! is landing at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on May 22 (through Oct. 11th, 2009). But this is new: now you can download this animation and have your own Blue Morpho butterfly on your blog or your Facebook page. […]

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Dec 29th, 2008

Upload Your Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos Right to Our Website

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that you could upload your photos of your visit to Lewis Ginter Botancial Garden and have them featured on our website? It is easy to do! Just click here. We welcome photo and comments and we love to see your photos whether […]

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Dec 18th, 2008

Ululating Mummies to Perform at Lewis Ginter on New Year's Eve Day

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am so excited that I already have my New Year’s Eve day planned. I will be spending it here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, kicking off the celebration of the Garden’s 25 years.   And, what makes me even happier is that one of my […]

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Dec 3rd, 2008

Ode to Virginia's 1,000-year-old Tree

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I didn’t know that Virginia’s largest tree was 80 miles southeast of Richmond. And I didn’t know that the 123-foot-tall and 12-1/2 foot-wide tree was 1,000 years old or older.  But the Washington Post reported this week that the ancient bald cypress died recently after a year […]

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Dec 2nd, 2008

Henrico Sponsors New Community Garden in Lakeside

Henrico County is opening a new community garden near the intersection of Vale Street and Michael Avenue in Lakeside, according to the North Richmond News.  The garden is open to Henrico Couty residents only. Here are the details: Henrico families who have wanted to grow their own fresh vegetables but previously lacked the space, know-how or […]

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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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