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  • Genworth Takes the Lead - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    have visited on one occasion to contribute volunteer labor to the Community Kitchen Garden Altria still holds the lead for total number of associates and total hours laboring in the garden year to date 37 associates 137 hours Dominion Power is currently running third and has two other work sessions scheduled and Bank of America is getting ready to take up the challenge Seriously it s not a race not a competition These corporate giants spread the value of their volunteer labor across many many worthy causes in our community FeedMore and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden are honored and grateful to receive this tremendous scale of corporate assistance These groups have combined with volunteers registered through HandsOn Greater Richmond and Lewis Ginter core volunteers to contribute hundreds of hours of labor in the Community Kitchen Garden already this season The Genworth visit spurred much progress in the garden weeding planting feeding tying staking tomatoes mulching and constructing a cucumber trellis Imagine the progress gained via more than 90 hours of labor in one morning The Genworth team in the Community Kitchen Garden June 13 2012 Genworth volunteers get a chance to check the headlines before using newspaper as a layer of mulch for the zucchini plants We seize every opportunity to have all the eyes and hands available inspect the cucurbits for squash bug eggs 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/genworth-takes-the-lead/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Under Her Thumb - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    identification at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden Our goal is to identify all of the prevalent volunteer plant varieties and learn about the generally unknown characteristics So far we ve covered Lambsquarters Palmer Amaranth Redroot Pigweed and Datura We think this one is Lady s Thumb Weed Polygonum Persicaria L and along with Buckwheat it s a member of the Knotweed family Polygonaceae It s a very attractive plant but too vigorous to allow it to compete with the vegetables for scarce resources Some reference sources indicate the plant is an important food source for wildlife and parts may be edible by humans but we re not endorsing that latter thought without a lot more research Many thanks to Kyle Cooper Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden summer intern Lucy Coggin from Education and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden library staff for making the identification Lady s Thumb an elegant plant with long slender oval leaves and variegated coloration We found only one flowering so far and the flower spikes helped with the identification The complex vertical stems can form quite a dense hedge with a height of five feet 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest 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

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  • The Best Type of Power Surge - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Jun 20th 2012 The Best Type of Power Surge by Jonah Holland Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Shandra Barrett brought her team of Dominion Power customer service associates to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden yesterday including several who drove all the way from Norfolk Dodging the threat of rain Shandra and her seven teammates joined several other volunteers to harvest green beans and yellow squash feed the zucchini and tomatoes tie tomato vines to stakes and help continue our perpetual inspection campaign intended to eliminate squash bug eggs Beans Squash We re working to become a 100 percent organic garden and manual intervention inspecting the plants for signs of pests is an essential part of the process The Dominion team on 6 18 12 with several Lewis Ginter and HandsOn Greater Richmond volunteers 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest 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

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  • Beetle Bugaboo - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    volunteers Our approach to insects is Friend or foe Magnitude of the threat Any possible mitigants The Grapevine Beetle adults will eat foliage and the larvae will eat roots but the threat is considered minor and no controls are generally necessary We ll be watching for any effects from the grubs 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest Chandara Om Dear Sir or Madam I have a problem with grapevine beetle and grub How can I control it and kill it I don t want to use chemical Please advice me for this problem I am waiting for your helping Thanks Best regards Chandara http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland Hi Chandara Let me ask our horticulture staff and see if we can give you some advice Jonah http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland Chandara Janet Woody at our Hort Help Line researched your request Here is her answer here is a link to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website with a short article on the grapevine beetle This site as well as the others I ve checked indicate that this beetle does not do significant damage and that chemical controls are not needed According to Iowa State Adult beetles found on grapevines need only be handpicked and discarded I expect that any visible grubs can be discarded also Jonah Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education

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  • More Power to Ya - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Garden Coordinator Last Monday we had another great visit from Christa Vidonic and her Dominion Power co workers in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden Last Fall Christa and team came twice to help clear out the fading tomato vines to get ready for the fall crops This time they re on the front end of the process planting tomatoes driving tomato stakes and feeding the young plants Christa and team plan to come again to help with harvesting the squash 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest 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

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  • Kicking it Off in the Community Kitchen Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We made our first 2012 deliveries this week from the Community Kitchen Garden to FeedMore s Community Kitchen The current crop is Red Pontiac new potatoes red beets Total pounds delivered red potatoes 230 red beets 108 We don t have an exact ID on the beets yet because the seedlings were donated to us by a local organic commercial grower but as you can see they are red Wow that s kind of continuing a red is the color theme from earlier this year and soon we ll be seeing red tomatoes and red California Wonder bell peppers Never fear we won t be monochromatic because we also expect to have yellow purple heirloom tomatoes in addition to the green yellow summer squash All is not golden in Camelot however We ve seen large numbers of squash bug eggs on the cucurbita leaves Inspect your plants carefully on the surface and underside of the leaves rub off squash the eggs with your fingers 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest 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

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  • Beetles & Radishes - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    by Jonah Holland Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Quite an incongruous headline but it includes just a couple of the topics today in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden A beetle is riddling the amaranthus volunteers Redroot Pigweed variety with holes while leaving the bush beans Great Unless the beetles move to any of our other vegetables So what s the actual threat It seems to be a Pigweed Flea Beetle Disonycha glabrata A little research indicates D glabrata feeds almost exclusively on the Redroot Pigweed We also yanked a handful of radishes today The radishes weren t grown for yield but as markers in the rows for our parsnip seed The parsnips are up the radishes were getting big so we yanked them I think the example bodes well for root crops in our wheelchair accessible raised beds currently under development Which beetle swarms the volunteer amaranth but ignores the bush beans Radishes 2012 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest 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

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  • Potato Promenade - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Employment Contact Us May 16th 2012 Potato Promenade by Jonah Holland Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Laurel Yevonne the Red Pontiac potatoes you planted March 17 in the 2012 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden are blossoming That means we ll check them soon and prepare to harvest the new potatoes for Feedmore White potatoes have white flowers and red potatoes have well lavender flowers Looks like a moonlight pirouette but it was cloudy daylight and the saturation was tweaked to bring out the details These blossoms may look they re getting buffeted by wind but there was only a mild breeze The weather looks rough but it was a great day for gardening 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 What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A Hippopotamus sized Harvest Jene and Claude Shipman Beautiful pictures promise of bounty to come Yevonne Childers I plan to be back helping in the garden on Saturday Looks like things are growing quite nicely Love the pictures 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

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