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Wpa Original Gardeners

Author : Martha McClenny Williams
ISBN : 1533246777
Genre : Gardeners
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"The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a 175 acre natural beauty in Norfolk, VA. It is the only existing WPA garden. During the Deep Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create jobs across the country. The City of Norfolk received WPA funds for a variety of projects. One project was to create the Norfolk Azalea Garden. From the grant 200 African American women and 20 men were given the job to clear 25 acres of swampland filled with marsh, trees, underbrush and shrubs to create an azalea garden. In September 1993, the gardeners began the work and by March 1939 they had cleared a protion of the marsh land to plant 4000 azaleas, 100 bushels of tulips, 2000 rhododendrons, camelias and a variety of other plants. The gardeners continued their work until 1942 and by that time, they had moved the equivalent of 150 truckloads of dirt by hand to build the levee for Mirror Lake. This is their story."--Back cover.
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Author : Jann Rosen-Queralt
ISBN : UVA:X006115108
Genre : Installations (Art)
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Farming For Health

Author : Jan Hassink
ISBN : 1402045417
Genre : Medical
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If not pure therapy, such activities may have therapeutic value according to extensive experience.
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Gardens Across America East Of The Mississippi

Author : Thomas S. Spencer
ISBN : 9781589791022
Genre : Gardening
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A comprehensive guide to American public gardens and arboreta, this two volume series provides a state-by-state listing of nearly 2,000 gardens accessible to the public. Each entry provides a general overview of the garden and/or arboretum, hours of operation, admission fees (if any), directions, and a list of special collections and activities.
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Insiders Guide To Williamsburg

Author : Sue Corbett
ISBN : 9780762766215
Genre : Travel
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Insiders' Guide to Williamsburg and Virginia's Historic Triangle is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the cities and the surrounding environs.
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New Serial Titles

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ISBN : OSU:32435031111123
Genre : Periodicals
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Insiders Guide To Hampton Roads

Author : Anthony Germanotta
ISBN : 9780762767557
Genre : Travel
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A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Hampton Roads is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this storied Virginia metropolitan area. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Hampton Roads and its surrounding environs.
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The Public Garden

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097723518
Genre : Arboretums
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Garden Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013942961
Genre : Botanical gardens
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Category: Botanical gardens

With Paintbrush Shovel

Author : Bessie Niemeyer Marshall
ISBN : 081391969X
Genre : Science
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Recounting a fascinating wildlife sanctuary project put together by women's groups in Petersburg, Virginia, in the 1930s, this book focuses on the detailed paintings that artist Bessie Niemeyer Marshall produced for the project. The 222 of her 238 botanical watercolors showcased here depict a host of native flowers, shrubs, and trees, including some rare and imperiled species. 13 photos. 1 map.
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The Best Of Virginia Farms Cookbook Tour Book

Author : CiCi Williamson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126884787
Genre : Cooking
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Find information on Virginia's expected crops, wine and spirits, Christmas trees, and the famous horse farm industry in this comprehensive cookbook and tour guide. Photos.
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Piper Reed Forever Friend

Author : Kimberly Willis Holt
ISBN : 9781466813854
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Piper is excited to move to a new state and catch up with old friends. But the move doesn't go as smoothly as she expected: Piper has trouble feeling accepted in her new surroundings. But then she meets Arizona Smiley. Arizona is an avid stamp collector and bowls in a league. Piper is intrigued by Arizona's originality and before long, she wins Arizona's affections, and the two become great friends. This move turns out to be the best one yet, and Piper is eager to spread her trademark "Get Off the Bus" catchphrase once again.
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ISBN : UVA:X002489843
Genre : Irises (Plants)
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Virginia Jography A Fun Run Through Our State

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0635089491
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Virginia Geography-Statistics say most kids know less geography than ever-don't let that apply to your students! Start by making sure kids know the main places & geographic features in their own state. Give them activities that pretend they are taking a cross-state bike tour, using free football game passes, jogging through the state, etc., & they'll find their way around in a hurry! Geography activities include information on counties, rivers, museums, historic places, sites of interest, colleges, bordering states, climate, topography, crops and more, all ready to reproduce! Approximately 30 activities and 200 geography related places and facts are covered. Students work alone or in groups and use maps, reference books or resource people to complete challenging riddles, matching games, word searches, fill-in lists, scavenger hunts, and completion exercises that reinforce learning, sharpen research skills, and provide a lively introduction into the state.
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A Botanic Garden For The Nation

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ISBN : 0160869129
Genre : Gardening
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This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Through historical documents and coloful photos, A Botanic Garden for the Nation tells an important story about this special place. The story begins in 1796 with the support of George Washington, who believed a bBotanic Garden would be a significant addition to the capital. Along with other early leaders, including Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, Washington understood the value of plants for the health and economic well-being of the nation, a message that still resonates today. Through sumptuous photographs, A Botanic Garden for the Nation offers a tour of the Conservatory, starting with the formal Garden Court, with its foundations and special flower collections, and continuing through every plant environment, including the lush Jungle, colorful Orchid House, and spare World Deserts. The engaging text explores ecosystems and reveals details aobut interesting plants and plant collections.
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