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  • Happy Thanksgiving! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Schools Library Blog Home Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Nov 26th 2015 Happy Thanksgiving by Jonah Holland Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like 2015 A Stellar Year Bananas Growing in RVA A Lover of Roses Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Dominion GardenFest of Lights H2Whoa Starts Nov 27 2015 Learn More Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring like Day Blooms Most Popular 5 Tips Visiting Busy GardenFest Garden s E news Sign Up Mulch Mulching in Winter Feed me Seymour the Garden s Carnivorous Plants Tyler Rhodes the Evolution of

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  • Roxana Hojat
    small backyard The Garden and the fragrance brings me back to that space where my imagination was growing and those fond memories Also Butterflies LIVE is one of the most magical butterfly exhibits I have visited It is truly wonderful Q Tell us something that surprising about you that people your coworkers might not know A I am definitely a bit of a glasses nerd I love spectacles Since I have been blessed with poor vision I have been wearing glasses for at least 15 years and am always looking for funky designs Flea markets and eccentric vintage shops often have a nice treasure or two I currently wear a replica of a popular vintage design in pale pink One of my most exciting finds Q Where did you work before you came to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A I worked for an amazing woman owned ethical jewelry company in Philadelphia for 2 years as their creative coordinator which included product photography marketing advertising and fun projects like jewelry lookbooks Before that I interned and worked at a few galleries in the Philadelphia area Q What do you do in your free time A When I am not in the studio or out photographing I love to go out to eat Q Where did you grow up A I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia It was close enough to the city to experience the rich offerings of the city but far enough to live a more quiet lifestyle I had a lovely garden at home My brother and I were growing everything I would grow heirloom vegetables zinnias and sunflowers and my brother would grow 35 varieties of tomatoes quince and even pawpaw trees Actually I heard through the grapevine that Richmond is full of pawpaw

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  • Recipes from the Garden Cafe
    tsp Cayenne 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese 4 Cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese Directions With the paddle attachment on a stand mixer blend the mayonnaise and margarine until smooth Add the pureed roasted red peppers and seasonings and mix on low speed for 2 3 minutes Add the shredded cheese and mix until all ingredients are combined Chef Anne Maury making the famous Meriwether Godsey Roasted Red Pepper and Crab Soup A tray of warm house made dill and sea salt crackers sits nearby Meriwether Godsey Roasted Red Pepper and Crab Soup Yield 12 8 oz Servings Ingredients 6 oz Unsalted Butter 5 oz Diced White Onion 1 Cup All Purpose Flour 1 Quart Fish Stock 1 Quart 1 Pint Whole Milk 1 ½ Cups Half Half 6 oz Backfin Crab Meat ½ Cup Roasted Red Peppers pureed 1 tsp Salt ½ tsp Pepper ¾ tsp Cayenne Directions Saute onion in butter until translucent Add flour and cook on low heat about 10 minutes stirring often Add fish stock and whisk thoroughly The base will be very thick use spatula to stir and scrape bottom of the pan often Cook for 20 minutes Add milk and ½ ½ mixing well Cook on low heat for ½ hour again stirring often Add pureed roasted red peppers and seasoning to soup and simmer an additional 15 minutes or until it reaches 180 190 degrees Do not boil Turn off heat and stir in the crab meat and serve About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like 2015 A Stellar Year Bananas Growing in RVA

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  • Chef Anne Maury Haapala
    9 month program and a 6 month internship at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville N C I was hired as a Sous Chef at a platinum country club in Charlotte where I stayed for 3 years I worked under the executive chef there who was an American Culinary Federation culinary Olympics gold medalist I learned so much from him and the other leaders at this club I met my husband there and when he was offered a chef position at the Country Club of Virginia in 2013 we found our way back home to Virginia Q What s your favorite thing to eat at the Garden Café What s your favorite thing to make A My favorite thing to eat at the Garden Café is the Hot Ham Brie wait the Italian well today it s the Tuna Melt I love it all I love food obviously and the current menu was my first opportunity to create my own sandwich recipes for the Garden Café so I am a little bias towards all of our choices But to be honest you can t go wrong with any of our sandwiches grab and go items or the salad bar The diversity of the food we offer is why the Café is wonderful for the wide range of guests who visit us daily Everyone can find something that suits their palette and if they can t we will do our best to accommodate special requests whenever we can Maybe you don t know we offer gluten free bread My favorite item to create at the Café right now is the hot soups Soup is a special thing for people If you think about it soup is what your mom served you when you didn t feel well Soup may remind you of a special holiday or an event in your life Soup can warm you up on a cold day and I have come to find out that the temperature outside does not necessarily dictate a cold or a hot soup Guests tell me that they enjoy the crab soup even if it is 100 degrees outside Now that is saying a lot for Meriwether Godsey s red pepper and crab soup recipe But after a hot summer of making a mostly of cold soups I am thoroughly enjoying bringing back hot soup favorites in particular the chowder and bisque Nothing says bring on the cold weather like a potato and bacon chowder or a good cup of chili Q What s your favorite thing to order at the Robins Tea House if you have one A I have to admit that I haven t been able to have lunch at the Robins Tea House yet but I have had the opportunity to work with Chef Lisa Ledgerwood on a Farm to Table Wine Dinner in the Rose Garden If this sounds good to you the next wine dinner is coming up on September 23 theme A Ride Around the World Everything

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  • Butterfly Proboscis
    only been with Butterflies LIVE for a few weeks I have already witnessed and captured some seemingly small but profound events On one such occurrence I was able to capture a peculiar but essential process just after this tiger longwing Heliconius ismenius emerged from his chrysalis Butterflies or Lepidopetera have a special proboscis that allows them to suck nectar from flowers juice from rotting fruits and minerals from small puddles Some butterflies like those in the longwing family even have a specially adapted proboscis that allows them to ingest pollen This gives them access to amino acids lacking in their nectar diet that can help them reproduce and extend their lifespan The proboscis is vital to the survival of a butterfly and they cannot live if it has not formed properly When they first emerge from their chrysalis their proboscis isn t fully developed In fact the proboscis is actually split in two and they must curl and uncurl it repeatedly until it fuses or zips together Amazing About Hilaire Ashworth Hilaire Ashworth is an Assistant Butterfly Curator in the Butterflies LIVE exhibit Here are a few more facts about her Q If you were a butterfly which one would you be A Bat Wing Atrophaneura semperi I love the vibrant red against the black and white wings Q What do you do in your spare time A I spend most of my spare time with my adopted street cat and organic gardening However I love rock climbing hiking and spending as much time outdoors as I possibly can You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show 2015 A Stellar Year Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families

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  • New Books in the Library
    native garden plants covers 8 states from Virginia to north Florida over to Alabama Mississippi and Louisiana Addresses the history and use of native plants dealing with invasives and how best to use native plants in your garden Plenty of color photos liven up the narrative Nelson is a writer naturalist and field botanist Published in 2010 by the University Press of Florida Appalachian Wildflowers An Ecological Guide to Flowering Plants from Quebec to Georgia is another book you ll want to take along on your hikes particularly if you like admiring wildflowers and want to know what they are Author Thomas Hemmerly an ecologist and botanist wants us to read the landscape to learn about plant habitats use and distribution all along the Appalachian range Published by The University of Georgia Press in 2000 Plants of the Chesapeake Bay A Guide to Wildflowers Grasses Aquatic Vegetation Trees Shrubs other Flora is the book you take with when you go to eastern Virginia Which is not to say that you won t find these plants in central Virginia because you will The focus here is on plants that are found near or in water Written by wetland scientists Lytton John Musselman and David Knepper this guide offers beautiful photos and detailed descriptions Published by The Johns Hopkins Press in 2012 And my personal favorite because it has chickens as all good books should is Secrets of the Garden Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard Aimed at elementary aged children this book does a great job of showing the joys of planting seeds and anticipating the first sign of leaves combined with scientific facts about the biology of soil plants and the food chain The humans in the story handle the gardening and the chickens handle the scientific

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  • Meet the Butterflies LIVE! staff
    moving to Richmond in 1978 I guess Richmond is home since I have resided here the longest Q What do you do in your spare time A Run garden and play with my three dogs two birds and a rabbit Caroline Meehan Assistant Butterfly Curator Assistant Butterfly Curator Caroline Meehan Q If you were a butterfly which one would you be A Julia Dryas julia Q How long have you been at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A In 2009 and 2012 I was a assistant butterfly curator and served as the lead butterfly curator in 2013 I have also volunteered off and on since 2009 Q What do you do in your spare time A I volunteer at Lewis Ginter and actively participate as a member of Virginia Native Plant Society Virginia Master Naturalist I also enjoy working in garden at home as well as canoeing and kayaking Virginia rivers Q What do you love most about Richmond A Sunshine location history culture universities and people Sally Stockslager Assistant Butterfly Curator Assistant Butterfly Curator Sally Stockslager Q If you were a butterfly which one would you be A Banded peacock Papilio palinurus Q Choose one word to describe yourself A Honest Q How long have you been at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A I have been volunteering here for about 8 years and served as an assistant butterfly curator for 3 years Q Besides butterflies what are you passionate about A The environment Matthew Daniel Assistant Butterfly Curator Assistant Butterfly Curator Matthew Daniel Q If you were a butterfly which one would you be A Isabella tiger moth Pyrrharctia isabella They are the commonly seen wooly bear caterpillars that can survive extreme subzero temperatures coming back to life even after all cellular respiration stops Q How long have you been at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A I have been a volunteer and employee off and on over the years since high school since 1999 Q Besides butterflies what are you passionate about A Teaching people about the environment Q What do you love most about Richmond A The amount of parks but especially the James River Hilaire Ashworth Assistant Butterfly Curator Assistant Butterfly Curator Hilaire Ashworth Q If you were a butterfly which one would you be A Bat Wing Atrophaneura semperi I love the vibrant red against the black and white wings Q Where do you call home A I am originally from Ashland but moved to Colorado to pursue my undergraduate degree in 2009 After college I moved to Costa Rica for about 5 months which I absolutely loved but ultimately moved back to the Richmond area to be closer to family Q What do you do in your spare time A I spend most of my spare time with my adopted street cat and organic gardening However I love rock climbing hiking and spending as much time outdoors as I possibly can Q What do you love most about Richmond A I love all of the awesome

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  • We Dig Volunteers
    Apr 13th 2015 We Dig Our Volunteers by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Banner We Dig Our Volunteers Happy National Volunteer Week We are thankful for our 600 volunteers this week and every week Volunteers were instrumental in the development of the Garden and continue to play a major role here In fact we would not be the Garden we are today without them Thank you Our gratitude also goes out to HandsOn Greater Richmond for making Richmond a better place through volunteering Each year HandsonRVA helps coordinate volunteers for our Community Kitchen Garden serving FeedMore If you are interested in helping garden to benefit Virginia s neediest citizens you can sign up on the HandsON RVA website Would you like to get involved in volunteering at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We d love to have your help Did you know we also have Youth Volunteer Programs Service Learning and Family Volunteering About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like 2015 A Stellar Year Bananas Growing in RVA A Lover of Roses Holiday Gift Ideas from the Garden Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring like Day Blooms Most Popular 5 Tips Visiting Busy GardenFest Garden s E news Sign Up Mulch

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