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  • The Community Kitchen Garden - A Slideshow - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Learn Adult Classes Children s Programs Educators Schools Library Blog Home Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Oct 3rd 2013 The Community Kitchen Garden A Slideshow by Jonah Holland 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 Love Hard Work Inspiration The Top 10 Ways We Practice Sustainability Helping Hands of Youth Butterfly Kisses 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 Rhodes the Evolution of Orchids Hours The Garden is open daily 9

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/the-community-kitchen-garden-a-slideshow/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Bamboo Harvest Sweet Sound to Garden's Ears - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    of the Garden s bamboo is precisely what McGraw was looking for to make musical instruments as part of his studies of non Western music McGraw shows the desired diameter of bamboo for the instruments Photo by Jonah Holland Dressed in long pants and armed with bug spray the class traveled to the Garden on September 3 to harvest the bamboo McGraw started with a brief lesson explaining the characteristics of bamboo and how some cultures use it to create musical instruments Kneeling he struck the ends of bamboo sticks on the hard ground so students could hear differences in pitch McGraw also explained how Indonesian rice farmers use an elaborate system of bamboo tubing in their fields to help distinguish variations in water flow by sound alone The farmers can listen and tell if there are obstructions or if another farmer is diverting the water supply McGraw and his students in the bamboo Photo by Grace Chapman After a quick lesson in poison ivy identification provided by Gardener Leah Purdy the intrepid students waded into the bamboo jungle Tentative at first they quickly identified the sizes they needed and began sawing and dragging the slender branches out of the dense growth In less than an hour a pile of bamboo was assembled The long knobby tubes will be cured and fashioned into xylophones a process that will be completed sometime in November The students worked together to harvest the bamboo Photo by Grace Chapman McGraw promised to share the results with the Garden and we are looking forward to the sweet sounds of this harvest Carrying bamboo across Lakeside Avenue to load up the van Photo by Grace Chapman About Beth Monroe Beth Monroe is public relations and marketing director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden She feels honored to

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  • Family Fun Times 5 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    by my husband I try to remember to take a group photo of the kids by the windows of the CWD Kids Tree House almost every time we visit It s neat to see how much they have grown Clockwise from Top Left When there were only four Summer The four during GardenFest Then there were five baby s first visit to the Garden last October and the Burdiss five this past May We now live nearly an hour away but that doesn t stop us from using our family membership every chance we get It was a great Christmas present from my mom From the Children s Garden WaterPlay area to the 100 year old Mulberry tree that our kids LOVE to climb to the Butterflies LIVE exhibit where a butterfly has landed on over half of our family to the goose parents with five baby geese that we saw during our visit while I was expecting our fifth gosling there is still so much to explore It seems I m always there taking tons of photos I am excited that our kids stop and take time to look at the beauty that is all around and are patient with me when I want to take photos of them and of the nature all around So here are some photo collages that show how our family has grown over the years during visits at the Garden Here I am being silly on the butterfly bench while pregnant with our fifth child and holding him when he was 9 months old Three of our Five Enjoying the Butterflies LIVE exhibit Our 2 oldest children photos taken at the Orchids Galore exhibit 6 years apart sitting in the same spot Our youngest daughter with the Monkey in the Children s Garden

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  • Redskins Training Center Brings Beauty & Fitness to the Neighborhood - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    even features an amphitheater which you can see in the illustration Scott Ukrop Principal and Director of Communications at 3North says the park can accommodate Bon Secours Movin Mania program which is designed to improve health and well being of Virginia kids The park will include a walking running path with Vita Course stations an amphitheater with seat walls for fan viewing and seasonal community music theater events large landscape chimes for children s play a shaded park area planted with native species of plants and in the future they will add a small water feature similar to McGuffey park in Charlottesville for kids play and for dogs and birds to get a sip of water You know what else is really cool about this park It s going to feature a selection of native plants plants that are self sustaining and won t need to be irrigated Virginia has so many beautiful native plants so you all are in for a treat Although the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp runs from July 25 to August 16 Richmond gets to enjoy the new 800 000 park long after Redskins camp is over You can be sure Redskins Park will attract visitors all year long This is an urban green space that can be enjoyed by all Here s more about the training center and park The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center sets a new standard in the NFL for summer training camp facilities The project provides state of the art facilities designed especially for the Redskins during the three week training period It is also available for a variety of sporting events throughout the remainder of the year The facilities include a locker room drill field and two side by side professional grade playing fields The facility includes

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  • Flight of the Butterflies Comes to the IMAX at the Science Museum - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    through September 6th This is a really special movie and seeing it in the IMAX theater will make it unforgettable Migrate with hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies across North America as you discover the hideaway of these magnificent creatures a secret that was unlocked after 40 years of research by Dr Fred Urquhart Immerse yourself in this compelling adventure as you find a super generation of butterflies who miraculously travel to a new and remote destination Experience firsthand the beauty of the migration cycle of butterflies spanning not only thousands of miles but generations And like Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden the Science Museum of Virginia has an educational mission If you are an educator or just a parent looking for great things to do with your kids either before or after the movie be sure to check out the Flight of the Butterflies Educator s Guide It has info on many questions your children might ask Like Why is a monarch butterfly called a monarch and Do the male and female butterflies look identical What s a typical day in the life of a monarch butterfly How can I help the monarchs and plant a butterfly garden Monarchs are a North American treasure that need to be protected WWF lists them as a Near Threatened species And as reported in a recent NY Times article co written by Sweet Briar College professor Lincoln Brower Today the winter monarch colonies which are found west of Mexico City in an area of about 60 miles by 60 miles are a pitiful remnant of their former splendor The aggregate area covered by the colonies dwindled from an average of 22 acres between 1994 and 2003 to 12 acres between 2003 and 2012 This year s area which was reported on Wednesday hit

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  • A Capital Idea - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Community Kitchen Garden enjoyed a productive visit from 20 volunteers from Capital One s Merchant Disputes department Led by Wilma Rooney the team accomplished a great deal of labor for the Garden despite the surprisingly sweltering heat for early May During the past two Saturday morning work sessions we engaged a combined total of 25 individual volunteers registered through HandsOn RVA in addition to several Lewis Ginter volunteers each day We also had eight Kroger employees who worked in the garden The first tomato and eggplant seedlings have been planted zucchini seed has sprouted and beets turnips and red potatoes are coming along nicely Lewis Ginter gardener Laura Schumm plants Gold Rush zucchini seed with a member of the Capital One team They demonstrate style and wisdom in their choice of gardening hats The team dashes into action eagerly tackling task after task The Capital One team hot but happy After a beautiful display of yellow blossoms the kale and collard plants are removed to make way for tomatoes 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 California Dreaming Volcanoes vs Doughnuts Preparing Plants for Snow Gardening Trends for 2016 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

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  • Explore the Outdoors with the Children's Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    community event held at the Community Idea Stations Huguenot Park last weekend This raft took over an hour of planning building and re building before it was deemed seaworthy Intrepid Children s Garden volunteers Barb and Buz Sawyer their grandson Andrew Cobus and I spent the afternoon fielding the most popular question of the day What do we DO here The answer Use your imagination and create And boy did they create Rafts hats tepees fairy houses wands castles one with a working draw bridge animal habitats and more Check out all the builders in the background It might look like the kids are just having fun but this open ended nature play develops important skills we all need to be successful adults Creativity collaboration critical thinking problem solving adaptability communication leadership who knew these skills could be nurtured through a pile of sticks rocks and moss The staff and volunteers in the Children s Garden of course And don t worry if you missed the event you still have the chance to experience the magic of loose parts Come visit the newest addition to the Children s Garden NaturePlay and build a few important life skills while creating a fantastical masterpiece yourself Building teamwork skills AND a stump rock tower About Kristin Thoroman Kristin is the Early Childhood Program Developer in the Children s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden which she believes is one of the most magical places in Richmond You May Also Like Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show Through the Eyes of a Child http www flowerhouses com Garden House Gardening always boosts the growth and development of children It offers practical experience learning opportunities and always helps to be disciplined for a child It also develops physical skill sense of responsibility

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  • What's Your Favorite Spot? - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Apr 20th 2013 What s Your Favorite Spot by Jonah Holland by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photographer Tyler Darden captured a sweet moment the other morning of a mother and child in the Flagler Perennial Garden It got me thinking there are so many special places here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What s your favorite 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 Love Hard Work Inspiration The Top 10 Ways We Practice Sustainability Helping Hands of Youth Butterfly Kisses 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

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