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  • Power in the Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    2011 Power in the Garden by Jonah Holland by Albert Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The last Saturday in October a group of seven Dominion associates worked at Lewis Ginter s Community Kitchen Garden What started out as a shiver inducing brisk morning quickly turned into t shirt weather as the team cleared a large area to prep for the winter cover crop The team also continued our manual intervention pest management system by hand inspecting the fall crop for cabbage worms Happily for everyone no worms were found The Dominion Power team with independent volunteer Laura Schumm center Laura has been volunteering in the CKG since September 10 The team worked at a blistering pace to clear weeds from part of the garden in preparation for a winter cover crop of annual ryegrass and red clover The group included Christine Dawn Iva Pam Kevin David Rob names are not in the order shown in the photo 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

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  • Almost Time for Some Greens - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Nov 8th 2011 Almost Time for Some Greens by Jonah Holland by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator That s folksy talk referring to the fall vegetable garden At Lewis Ginter s Community Kitchen Garden we have all the old tomato plants cleared the stakes cages stacked a winter cover crop of annual rye and red clover sown and we re just a couple of weeks away from beginning our Fall harvest for the Community Kitchen The stakes are stacked for the winter No small task made possible by the willing able hands of volunteers We have some good looking broccoli in progress a total of 190 plants We have three types of cabbages conventional Jersey Early Gonzales a mini cabbage and a red cabbage A total of 150 cabbages 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 s Carnivorous Plants Tyler

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  • Out with the Old, Again - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    pampering the cole crops and applied our energy to the incremental removal of some of the hundreds of tomato plants The process of preparing the garden for the winter cover crop is well under way We had our third fun visit from a really nice group of Northstar Academy students who whole heartedly pitched in to help remove tomato vines I d like to picture them here but since the students are minors it s a complicated and lengthy process to obtain photo releases from so many parents We also were fortunate to have help again from Laura Schumm an artist and horticulture student who has been a regular volunteer for several weeks and three Dominion employees Christa Vidonic George Slayton and Kevin Barry All three are Business Performance Analysts with Dominion Power Kevin Christa and George take a break from pulling tomato stakes vines I don t know what it is about hard labor that makes the CKG volunteers laugh so much I hope it s not simply the sight of the photographer wearing shorts Kevin Laura Christa and George with a mountain of old tomato vines Sort of an American Gothic pose but a whole lot more cheerful 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

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  • Young People Learn & Volunteer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    their energy and light a spark of discovery that might just lead to a lifelong passion for nature One of the Garden s Service Learning Students She looks happy doesn t she Two programs fall under the umbrella of Youth Volunteer Opportunities one is for a short term commitment and the other is for youth who really want to sink their hands into the dirt and while learning about nature and gardening and are willing to make a longer term commitment For students who want a short term or one time volunteer shift the Garden has Community Service Opportunities during summer break June August Usually we ll work in the Community Kitchen Garden where we raise vegetables for Feedmore s Community Kitchen benefiting Meals on Wheels of Central Virginia and the Central Virginia Food Bank and herbs for the Garden Café Our long term program is the Service Learning Program where students work their way to different levels of responsibility Entry level students work on weekends helping with family programs April October After the first year the students are able to narrow their focus to match their interests Some students may want more experience working with children and families and some may find that they want to learn more about plants All Service Learning students leave with an appreciation for the works of nature and are a valued part of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden community The application for the Service Learning Program is due by January 31 2012 Visit our Youth Volunteer Opportunities section of our website to learn how to apply Questions call 804 262 9887 ext 346 About ErinWright Erin Wright is a former Children s Garden Educator You May Also Like What s Cooking in The Community Kitchen Garden Butterfly Rockstar Mina Craft Beer Craze A

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  • It’s Getting Cole - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Sep 20th 2011 It s Getting Cole by Jonah Holland by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator It s time to plant the cole crops Brassica Cruciferae family members like broccoli cauliflower and cabbage Five intrepid volunteers joined us for Fall planting day at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden Intrepid because they had no idea of the task before us Get on our knees and plant 150 cauliflower plants and 225 broccoli plants within the three hour work session The beds had been tilled The team laid the soaker hoses and the planting process began Laura Schumm deserves kudos for staying overtime to finish planting Megan Bowman does the math 225 broccoli plants divided by 5 volunteers 45 holes per person That s just for the broccoli patch The 150 Cauliflower plants have already been planted Down in the dirt many rows to go volunteers dig in 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 Most Popular 5 Tips Visiting Busy GardenFest Garden s E news Sign Up Mulch Mulching in Winter Feed me

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  • Top Ten - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Aug 9th 2011 Top Ten by Jonah Holland by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Always a provocative title but here s the thing You ve seen the pie tins hung in gardens to keep birds away right Well this is the modern version It s too long a story to describe where I first saw this idea but it s been working so far The title comes from Tommy Bacote Capital District Director of the BSA Heart of Virginia Council and a member of the Richmond Appalachian State University alumni group Many thanks to the Appy State alumni who worked several hours in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden in brutal 100 degree heat Tommy said this CD approach must be a Top Ten idea Apparently birds don t like loud music 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 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

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  • Community Kitchen Garden
    Kitchen Garden so far this summer As of September 4th we ve delivered 665 lbs Read More Aug 18th 2013 How Does Your Garden Grow By Elizabeth Sonifrank Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are now starting into our third month of harvesting here at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden We have delivered a large variety of vegetables to FeedMore totaling 3 600 pounds of fresh produce as of August 9 This is over 1 3 of Read More Aug 12th 2013 Bringing People Plants Together to Improve Communities by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in summer means you ll hear the sounds of teenagers chatting between rows of Swiss chard and beets cherry tomatoes and bell peppers Each week a dedicated handful of area teens leave the comforts of air conditioning or Read More Jul 31st 2013 King Aubergine Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Eggplant or aubergine Solanum melongena L family Solanaceae is native to a vast area stretching from northeast India and Burma to Northern Thailand Laos Viet Nam and Southwest China Why do we call a purple fruit eggplant is it because Read More Jul 30th 2013 Take 5 with Elizabeth Sonifrank Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Acting as the Garden s reporter as I was recently referred to is a really fun job It gives me a reason to ask questions be curious and find out what s going on in all different parts of the Garden When we the Garden hires someone Read More Jul 24th 2013 Handiwork Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When you have 42 cherry tomato plants it takes a lot of hands and often to effectively harvest the ripening fruit Our variety in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is Jasper Solanum lycopersicum a disease resistant F1 hybrid grown in Read More Jul 18th 2013 Beneficial Buckwheat Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Common buckwheat is sometimes used as a honey crop because bees love it especially in September when other nectar sources are dwindling Have you ever heard of a smother crop Buckwheat is a good competitor to weeds because it germinates rapidly and Read More Jul 5th 2013 Diggin Potatoes Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we harvested 204 lbs of turnips zucchini red potatoes beets celery and cherry tomatoes from the Community Kitchen Garden for FeedMore 2013 year to date produce donated 1 273 lbs Also this week the Lewis Ginter Youth Volunteer Program YVP led by the Read More Jul 2nd 2013 Genworth Generates Progress in the Community Kitchen Garden Text photos by Brian Vick Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In June the Lewis

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  • From Field to Table - Think Local Veggies - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Virginia This article first appeared on Brian s own blog where he features posts about music gardening photography and his other passions including the Community Kitchen Garden Steve Brock a culinary pro feeds the pre trimmed squash into the chopper This fall Steve is headed to the Culinary Institute of America in the Hudson River Valley of New York Best wishes to Steve in his culinary journey Steve stacks the squash in the steamer This is just one part of the facility It s all hustle bustle preparing as many as 2700 meals per day for school kids not to mention the Meals on Wheels program The final result Buttered squash with tomatoes This looks irresistible and I don t even like squash The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden CKG provides fresh produce to FeedMore the umbrella organization coordinating the Central Virginia Food Bank The Community Kitchen and Meals on Wheels of Central Virginia Talk about thinking local the CKG is 4 5 miles from the FeedMore facility That means the produce is fresh higher in nutrition and the consumption of gasoline is minimal Sally Pluot VP of Food Services for FeedMore granted access to the Kitchen this morning so we could see the CKG produce being put in use The Community Kitchen is an impressive operation sparkling and PRODUCTIVE An impressive stat 77 percent of the hands on labor is volunteer If you eat your squash you can have cherry peach cobbler for dessert Shannon Elsea a Henrico County elementary school teacher volunteers to prep the cobbler Who says teachers take the summer off We re not producing any true fruits in the CKG currently but it s something to consider for the Strategic Plan About Albert Brian Vick You May Also Like What s Cooking in The Community

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