Monticello to host Historic Plants Symposium

On September 10, 2010, the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello will host the 2010 Historic Plants Symposium as part of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. The program will feature a dinner program “Come to Table,” Historic Plants in the American Kitchen" with  Rosalind Creasy.

The 2010 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello (Charlottesville, Virginia) will take place Saturday, September 11 and will focus on sustainable gardening and heirloom plants.

From the website:

This year's Fourth Annual Heritage Harvest Festival takes place Saturday, September 11, with a series of workshops, demonstrations, and presentations. Participants have a unique opportunity to interact with a host of experts, including some of the leading figures in the organic gardening and heirloom seed-preservation movement. The Festival highlights the efforts of non-profit organizations promoting organic gardening, the preservation of traditional agriculture, and regional food. Throughout the day, a plethora of workshops will demonstrate ways for creating butterfly gardens, cultivating woodland medicinal plants, cider making, growing heirloom garlic and onions, making authentic, 18th-century herbal potpourri with heirloom flowers and rose petals, and creating a rain garden. For additional information and details about the speakers and presentations, visit the website.