Making a Difference in the Community

Feb 13th, 2013

The Greening of Urban Places & Spaces

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “It’s not about more pretty flowers. It’s about quality of life, tourism, economy, prosperity.” That’s how Frank Robinson, president and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, introduced his collaboration with Lynden Miller at a recent seminar hosted by the Garden. Miller, who is an internationally renowned […]

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Jan 19th, 2013

Bending Sticks & Mother Nature's Child Featured at RVA Environmental Film Festival

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Boy is Richmond in for a treat! This year the  RVA Environmental Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown, will feature a selection of incredible movies, including two that are sponsored by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The event is FREE and totally open to the community.   Let […]

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Sep 29th, 2012

Cole Crop Capstone

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Planting is now complete for the 2012 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden cole crops. A diverse and energetic group of volunteers came to the garden on Saturday, September 22 and completed the planting of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. September 1 […]

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Aug 12th, 2012

The “Wow” Factor

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator This post is all about the photograph. Well, not really the photograph but the subjects. The photographer forgot to remove the fingerprint-smeared protective lens filter, but the strong spirit of the subjects shines through the haze. What a great group […]

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Jun 9th, 2012

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — A Trip Down Memory Lane

Photos & text by guest blogger Kelly Eastman Combs I’m never surprised when my kids ask me to take them to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I’ve been taking them since they were in a stroller. We’ve picnicked and picked vegetables in the Children’s Garden. We’ve had field trips and day trips. We’ve seen the butterflies and […]

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May 23rd, 2012

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Partners with Greater Richmond ARC

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Greater Richmond ARC‘s effort to facilitate people with developmental disabilities volunteering in meaningful work is growing, and now includes weekly visits to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to work on gardening projects. Groups of 10 adults with special needs travel with ARC staffers to Lewis Ginter […]

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May 21st, 2012

Altria Day of Sharing in the Community Kitchen Garden

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator On Friday, May 4, 21 members of Altria’s PMUSA Brand Management team came to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden to participate in a Day of Sharing. Led by Michael P. Goldman, the group split into three teams addressing the needs […]

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Apr 26th, 2012

Institute of Museum & Library Services Video with Frank Robinson, Lisa Watts & Chris Corsello

by Jonah Holland,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Coordinator  The Institute for Museum & Library Services  released a video last week featuring the 2011 National medal winners.  We thought you’d like to see the Garden’s video featuring our CEO, Frank Robinson, Garden volunteer Chris Corsello and his aide, Lisa Watts,  discussing the meaningful contribution Chris […]

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Apr 15th, 2012

Lewis Ginter Library Volunteer Has Big Plans to Help RVA Enjoy Nature

 by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Paul Keefer is a man in a hurry to take a walk.  A long walk from Rockett’s Landing to the western tip of Belle Isle to be specific.  Paul grew to love waterside recreation during his years living in Switzerland from 1995 to 2000.  He believes the James […]

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Feb 9th, 2012

Why Gardening Makes Me Happy

Before I had kids, whenever I felt grumpy, regardless of the season, I started work on my garden. In no time, my grumpiness floated away into the sky or down into the soil, I’m not sure. Hours passed.  I’d lose track of time, only to be brought back because the sun was setting and it […]

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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 5th, 2011

They’re Here

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Note:  Brian Vick, has volunteered at the Community Kitchen Garden  since early spring.  He’s done such a fabulous job, that this week, the Garden hired him as the Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator.  He’ll be helping a team of volunteers from HandsOn Greater  Richmond, […]

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Dec 6th, 2010

HandsOn Greater Richmond Helps Lewis Ginter Prepare for Stickwork Sculpture

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Dominion GardenFest of Lights in full swing, sometimes it’s hard to look ahead to the next season. But here at the Garden we are always planning the next big thing….and this year is no different.  In fact, it was earlier this fall  during […]

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Sep 22nd, 2010

A High School Student's Perspective of Volunteering at the Garden

by Elizabeth Kelley, Conservatory Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On the bus ride home after school, my friends and I often compare notes on our jobs.  I almost feel sorry for the poor souls when I tell them my latest  news from my job volunteering at the Conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.   It […]

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Jun 25th, 2010

How 3 Men & Their GardenWars are Changing Richmond

by Jonah Holland, PR & marketing coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although I was very tempted to write a blog post about how playing in the dirt can make you smarter and less depressed (as reported in new research this week), instead I’m going to write about how in so many ways, Gardening is becoming […]

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May 27th, 2010

Lewis Ginter Recycles Garden Plastics

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recycles garden plastics? We send our plastic garden pots and trays to Four Seasons Recycling who returns them to the supply stream oversees. Home gardeners can also now recycle their garden pots! Pots with resin codes […]

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Oct 28th, 2009

Richmond Places Greater Importance on Trees & Parks

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It looks like Richmond is looking at its trees and its parks more seriously these days.  Ever since our symposium, Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness back in August, I’ve been thinking more about the city’s parks and trees and apparently so has […]

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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 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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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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Oct 16th, 2008

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Strives to be Green

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Everyone knows that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is full of green plants, but did you know that Lewis Ginter is also always trying to think of new ways that it can be green to the environment? Recently, I’ve found out Lewis Ginter is doing alot […]

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Oct 14th, 2008

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Featured in the News

Check out this great article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch about how Lewis Ginter is helping Virginia’s First Lady, Anne Holton, bring dried botanical decorations to an elaborate tree in the Governor’s Mansion. Virginia first lady Anne Holton wanted this year’s official tree to replicate one Smith did last year for the Ginter library as part […]

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