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  • Nicki Apostolow, Author at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Partnership for the Future Partnership for the Future is an organization that provides high schools students in Richmond with college prep courses personal development workshops and saving incentives With the help of business partners they also Read More Jun 29th 2015 Thanks to the RAIN Makers Thank you RAIN Richmond Autism Integration Network for volunteering in the Children s Garden This group is not afraid to get dirty and help out in the Garden Today they mulched and weeded Amazing Thank you for the 60 service hours If you re youth group is interested in volunteering at the Garden please contact Nicki Apostolow Read More Jun 11th 2015 1st Graders Volunteer in Children s Garden Recently the Richmond Waldorf School reached out to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden our Children s Garden in particular as they sought to fulfill one of their 10 values That schools should awaken social responsibility service to community and stewardship of the earth One of the parents from the 1st grade class Katie Adams Parrish explains One of the reasons that Read More Dec 9th 2014 A Student Pursuing His Dream Christmas Tree Farming By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Ethan Lindsey is a youth volunteer who comes with The Founders Center of Commonwealth Autism formerly Dominion School for Autism to participate in the Garden s Vocational Program a program that offers community youth the opportunity to explore a variety of careers and vocational training As part of Read More Nov 25th 2014 Faison School Students Get Work Experience Help the Children s Garden By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has had an established recycling program for years but one area we needed help with was our Children s Garden recycling Hundreds of school groups come each year to the Garden on field trips and many bring cans and other items that can be Read More Sep 25th 2014 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Where Culinary Arts Gardening Intersect By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Michelle Zhu is a long time participant in the Youth Volunteer Summer Program a volunteer opportunity for youth ages 13 18 Participants in this program work a variety of areas including the Community Kitchen Garden which harvests food for FeedMore s Community Kitchen Michelle participates every summer and comes every Read More Sep 16th 2014 Children s Garden Volunteer Creates Mason Bee House to Help Pollinators By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Drew Kobus is a long standing participant in the Service Learning Program a volunteer program for youth ages 13 18 offered through the Children s Garden This is Drew s fourth year of volunteering at the Garden and he has moved up to the highest level of responsibilities within the Service Read More Sep 8th 2014 Love in a Puff Volunteering in the Children s Garden By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers in the Children s Garden collect Cardiospermum halicacabum

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  • Kristin Mullen
    to the kids as I was walking through the Garden one afternoon I heard one little boy yelling to his mom that she had to come see the secret spot he found under the tree it s energizing to witness kids so excited about nature Q Tell us something that surprising about you that people your coworkers might not know A I love the smell of skunks One of my earliest memories is of going to visit my grandparents in Kansas and I was deathly afraid to get out of the car because I was scared of the skunks I think we had smelled one along the drive And now I actually roll down the window when we smell them along the highway Don t get me wrong though I would not want to corner one in a dark alley Q Where did you work before you came to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A For the past 8 years I worked in the education department at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach It was amazing to have access to the beach and boats and animals for teaching but one of the most rewarding things was watching some of the kids go from participating in our education programs to student volunteering to coming on board as staff members I hope we had as big of an impact on some of those students who only got to visit us once Q What do you do in your free time A I love sweets and I love to bake them luckily I love to go jogging at the crack of dawn before the world wakes up too I m also a big fan of live music so I m looking forward to checking out the Groovin in the Garden lineup this spring Q Where did you grow up A I grew up in Springfield Virginia with two brothers and a sister Even though we were in the suburbs of DC we were luckily enough to have parents who sought out a house that backed up to a protected woodland area so we spent weekends summers and evenings playing in the woods fishing in the lake and exploring the stream bed We didn t realize how lucky we were Q What part of Richmond do you live in A I live on the southside near Forest Hill Park It s the ideal spot easy access to the biking trails by the river a short walk to the farmer s market on Saturday mornings and a short drive to the shops and restaurants of the Fan and Carytown And I love the personalities in the neighborhood every once in a while a young man walks through the alley playing his fiddle like he hasn t a care in the world I would love to know his story but he never even acknowledges that we re there About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She

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  • Laura Schumm, Author at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    518 lbs of fresh vegetables to Feedmore s Community Kitchen This brings our total for the season to just over 3 000 lbs To put that into perspective here are Read More Jun 22nd 2015 Helping Hands in the Garden It s been a great but hot week in the Community Kitchen Garden This week we took two deliveries to Feedmore s Community Kitchen for a combined total of 478 lbs This one week s deliveries exceeded our year to date donations Welcome summer Here s what we delivered beets 73 lbs squash zucchini 324 lbs celery 38 lbs kale 10 lbs eggplant Read More Jun 14th 2015 Volunteer s Bountiful Harvest This week Genworth Financial sent another great group of volunteers to work in the Community Kitchen Garden The volunteers helped harvest 159 lbs of fresh vegetables to take to Feedmore s Community Kitchen our largest donation of the season so far This donation brings our year to date total to 461 lbs The harvest included spring crops like kale and Read More Jun 7th 2015 A Rainbow of Nutrients Lewis Ginter Botanidal Garden is usually a pretty colorful place but in the Community Kitchen Garden those colors equate to a wide variety of nutrients Red vegetables like tomatoes and watermelon are high in lycopene which helps the body fight off free radicals Orange fruits and veggies like carrots sweet potatoes and winter squash are Read More May 15th 2015 Celebrating our First Harvest Last week was an important week in the Community Kitchen Garden we made our first harvest of the season On Monday morning I had the pleasure of working with Lewis Ginter volunteer Diane Kerns and HandsOn Greater Richmond volunteer Becky Potter and we harvested 81 pounds of lettuce and kale That s nowhere near the largest Read More Dec 9th 2012 The Root of the Problem by Laura Schumm Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Here in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden we increased the diversity among our crops this season and we experimented with many different root crops We grew beets turnips carrots parsnips white potatoes and sweet potatoes We Read More Nov 9th 2012 Best Friends Forever by Laura Schumm Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Plants have relationships in the same way that people have relationships Like humans some plants get along and some don t Companion planting is a practice that takes advantage of the beneficial relationships between certain plants to deter Read More Oct 19th 2012 A Not So Sweet Surprise by Laura Schumm Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator As we ve mentioned on this blog in July volunteers planted 250 sweet potato slips in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden The slips were donated by Clifton Slade from his organic farm in Surry Va

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  • Beloved Monkey Wallpaper Makes Way for Brighter Colors - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    brilliant red crisp white trim Patricia Crone a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Visitor Services Associate who s worked at the Garden both as a staffer and volunteer for the past 20 years says she often hears people from down the hall saying in excitement Oh monkeys as they open the bathroom door I think we are going to miss them she says with a bit of sadness And you know the Garden would replace the wallpaper with the same if we could but they just don t make it anymore Robin Gregson another Visitor Services worker say it s not uncommon to hear people say I ll meet you in the monkey bathroom And of course everyone knows what they mean Robin says she really likes the new style of the bathroom too I stepped in the men s room this morning and it looks great bright airy Heather Pearce Assistant Manager of the Garden Shop and known for her impeccable taste chose the new colors and wall paper for the bathrooms So we are sorry to see it go but as they say If nothing ever changed there d be no butterflies I suggested we salvage the monkey wallpaper since people were so in love with it We have a box of it just waiting Any suggestions as to what we should do with it Personally I m thinking ornaments for the 2013 2014 Holiday Tree at Dominion GardenFest of Lights Theme Tail Pulling Monkeys of course And we ll be sure to do it up in lights too I bet I can think of a few from our army of 600 volunteers who would volunteer for the job of crafting it 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 Janet Freisner Jonah my vote would be for you all to frame as large a section of it as you can save and keep it in or near the bathroom Sorry to see it go http www wallpapermore com Jade Sing That wallpaper looks so fun It matches completely with your thing I ve never seen such a playful design of wallpapers actually All I see is vintage and contemporary stuff The store where you purchased it must have more to offer right Barb Sawyer There is so much to love about the garden We enjoy all the areas thank you for enumerating them Jonah and will surely continue to do so but my grandchildren and I will indeed miss the monkeys There are very few bathrooms that make you smile when you enter Barb http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland I know what you mean Barb Maybe we ll be able to

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  • CarMax Foundation
    plants Horticulturist Seth Roadman who worked with the group said the team removed mostly grapevine honeysuckle thistle and wire grass He remarked that the group showed great energy and seemed to enjoy being out in the garden The CarMax team planting and mulching eggplant CarMax associates made quick work on a cucumber trellis The trellis will allow the cucumbers to have more room to grow in a small space And then they started work in the Community Kitchen Garden On their first visit in June the CarMax team mulched pathways planted eggplant built a support structure for fava beans and accomplished a huge amount of weeding A few weeks later a new team arrived to harvest 160 lbs of red potatoes harvested sweet peppers and Swiss chard they tossed a mountain of weeds into the compost pile completed a trellis for cucumbers weeded a bed of fava beans and mulched beds of eggplant If you ve ever wondered how many people 160 lbs of new potatoes can feed that is enough potatoes for Feedmore s Community Kitchen to provide 400 servings of mashed potatoes or 800 servings of potato salad to Meals on Wheels recipients Pulling the new red potatoes out of the ground to dry in the sun before delivery to Feedmore s Community Kitchen On this day the team delivered 192 lbs of fresh vegetables to FeedMore red potatoes 162 lbs Swiss chard 22 lbs red okra 1 lb sweet peppers 7lbs CarMax June volunteer blitz showed lots of great teamwork CarMax associates before left and after right a very productive day in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s Community Kitchen Garden growing food for Feedmore Inc Carrying the bounty of new potatoes to be loaded onto the truck to be delivered to Feedmore We love that CarMax is

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  • Shane Tippett
    about her like butterflies around a bloom listening attentively while dancing in their own orbits Mom finishes the story All three children are looking down Read More Mar 17th 2015 On Being Second by Executive Director Shane Tippett Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This time last year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was fortunate to be included in a month long on line 10 Best Public Garden survey sponsored by USA Today and 10Best Our friends and neighbors who participated in the polling checked in when it was all said and done Read More Nov 11th 2014 Legacy Bicycle Craze Hits Richmond Again by Shane Tippett Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 120 years ago Richmond was swept up in a national bicycle craze The popularity of cycling soared with the arrival of safe affordable bicycles available to all ages and genders The fervor of the times prompted changes in the activities of women and their fashions spurred communities to Read More May 26th 2014 Message from the Executive Director Fan Mail by Shane Tippett Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thank You for Showing Us the Garden Love Meagan Kelly Riley is the children s education manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A Richmond native Kelly worked in a number of jobs after completing business school including a position that allowed her to watch urban residents move into newly Read More Mar 16th 2014 Message from the Executive Director 30 Years Later by Shane Tippett Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was formed thirty years ago in March it consisted of a handful of empty aging buildings and 73 acres of promise As we celebrate this anniversary year it is good to remember that the hallmarks of a successful maturing botanical garden are in Read More Nov 9th 2013 Message from the Executive Director Taking Time We witnessed two unexpected events at the Garden this past August yet both were typical of the predictable ebb and surprising flow of our lives within nature Mid month near the Robins Visitors Center our Emmenopterys henryi flowered flashing rare and delicate blooms on a lovely tree that originated in China Two weeks later after another Read More Mar 18th 2013 Message from the Executive Director A Natural Love Affair by Shane Tippett Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Can you remember being 10 and hurtling up your favorite climbing tree Can you still feel the rough bark under your hands and the way the sturdy anchor of the tree s trunk gave way to smaller and smaller branches until it all swayed giddily under your weight How Read More Feb 6th 2013 Message from the Director What s Your Watershed Address by Shane Tippett Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Virginia s streams lakes rivers and bays particularly the Bay are the common wealth of our Commonwealth As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act a set of federal guidelines establishing standards for surface water

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  • My Adventures with the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    explained that I was from a non profit botanical garden in Richmond VA Jeremy shocked me by telling me that his first job ever was working in a botanical garden in Virginia Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna VA In fact we both grew up in Northern Virginia and went to nearby high schools graduating several years apart When I asked what Jeremy did at the botanical garden he unapologetically said Dig holes The smile across my face was so big I love it So getting back to the story before I left Richmond I did my homework talking to some other Richmond attractions like the Valentine Richmond History Center who use Yelp to advertise As of yet the Garden hasn t advertised on Yelp so it was helpful to speak to a Richmond attraction who had I was able to deliver feedback to Yelp about their experience I loved the feel of Yelp s living room with recycled Nana blankets on the bean bags Not to mention the full time barista fully stocked kitchen and beer tap Didn t get a chance to play on the Foosball table but I would have really liked that Also I was able to express some suggestions to them about how they might better serve non traditional businesses like ours who don t come up under Yelp searches the way they would like Yelp COO Geoff Donaker was very responsive to my concern that if you search Yelp for Flowers and Plants or similar terms in Richmond VA Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden doesn t come up in the listings For Yelp this is important feedback because we aren t the only small business or attraction who struggle with categorizing ourselves so that people can find us Speaking of which while I was touring San Francisco I used Yelp to find things to do find restaurants that suit my taste and fun stuff for my kids to do in Tiburon a nearby town where we stayed It was under this last Yelp search that the magic of Yelp happened and we had the highlight of our trip We found Uncle Fishbit s Yelp listing for the Hippy Tree Sounds interesting doesn t it You already knew I was a tree hugger didn t you I think this kind of content is the next big thing for Yelp They can feature hip insider information that you can t find anywhere else My goal on the YSBAC is to make it easier for attractions and regional tourism outlets to get more great content like this posted and to make it easy to find It s a win win it adds value for the attractions and it adds value for the users When you see the photos of this place that you can really find no other way than by Yelp or word of mouth you ll see why this was a highlight of our trip My son on the swing at the Hippy Tree My daughter yes

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  • Hearts Are 'a Bustin' - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Oct 3rd 2013 Hearts Are a Bustin by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden visitor and Facebook fan Dinah Foreman found this beautiful plant by a creek in western Henrico County Isn t it awesome She messaged us because she was looking for some help identifying it Any guesses Would you believe that the common name for this is Hearts a Bustin You ve got to love that The Latin name is Euonymus americanus Euonymus americanus Hearts a Bustin Imagine my delight when I came across this arrangement today at the Garden Club of Virginia Rose Show featuring the very same plant Such a beauty An award winning arrangement from the Boxwood Garden Club featured at the 2013 Garden Club of Virginia Rose Show featuring hearts a bustin Euonymus americanus roses and toad lily 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 Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming Student Teacher Art Show 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 Mulching in Winter Feed me Seymour the Garden s Carnivorous Plants Tyler

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