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 of people, brought together in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden on Saturday, August 4.
As you can see, there’s a mix of soil & perspiration, but this group is still smiling after three hours of volunteer garden labor in 90 degree Richmond summer heat. That’s the WOW factor. It’s not the more than 500 pounds of zucchini, bell peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes harvested to benefit FeedMore’s Community Kitchen.
It’s the smiles.

Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden harvest crew & their haul.

21 volunteers harvested more than 500 pounds of fresh produce for FeedMore’s Community Kitchen.

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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