Published April 26, 2016

Master gardener Jo Ann Hofheimer lives in Virginia Beach and has always had an interest in books and reading. She co-founded a book store in Norfolk, VA and serves as a docent for the Brock Environmental Center, supporting their work to defend one of the nation’s most valuable and threatened natural resources, the Chesapeake Bay.

Recently, Jo Ann sat down with Elliot Majerczyk in our radio studio to talk about her love for books and the importance of the humanities.

The importance of the humanities is that it tells the story between the facts.

The radio programs extend my knowledge in a most entertaining way.

I was aware of the work of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, but I had no idea I was only aware of a very small part of the foundation.

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Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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