[Total: 0 Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote On the first day of spring, March 20, 2013, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden kicked off the 2013 growing season with a Planting Day in our Community Kitchen Garden behind the Conservatory. Children from FeedMore’s Kids Cafe planted Red Pontiac potatoes, peas and radishes — vegetables that, once harvested, will be used by FeedMore to prepare meals for these very same children. Beginning its 5th year, the Community Kitchen Garden is dedicated to growing fresh produce for FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels and Kids Cafe programs. In 2012, the staff and volunteers at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden harvested and donated 12,454 lbs. of vegetables to FeedMore’s Community Kitchen and produced an estimated 9,580 meals for Central Virginia’s hungry children and homebound seniors. About FeedMore (https://feedmore.org/) FeedMore is the core hunger-relief organization for Central Virginia made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Community Kitchen. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger to enhance lives in our community, the FeedMore programs provide hunger relief to our region’s most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors. About Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (http://www.lewisginter.org/) Lewis Ginter Botanial Garden consists of 80-acres of exquisitely cultivated gardens and displays. We serve the increasingly urbanized Richmond, Virginia, community as a place of natural beauty and environmental education. In the Community Kitchen Garden and the Children’s Garden, students work alongside staff members and community volunteers to plant, maintain and harvest food for the hungry in the community. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is education and its passion is bringing people and plants together to improve our community. To support these programs please visit our website: http://bit.ly/IGIVE To learn more about our Donate Card go here: http://bit.ly/DonationCardFAQ Video Rating: / 5
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