2010 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

This year's Fourth Annual Heritage Harvest Festival takes place Saturday, September 11, 2010 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.

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Friday, September 10, Dinner and Evening with Rosalind Creasy at Monticello, begins 6:30 p.m.

Rosalind CreasyThis special evening event will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello as a preview to the Saturday program. Rosalind Creasy will blend the focus of the Historic Plants Symposium, “Come to Table,” with a celebration of sustainable gardening and heirloom plants, the core themes of Saturday’s Heritage Harvest Festival. The author of over twenty books on food and gardening, Creasy coined the term “Edible Landscaping,” now a part of the American vocabulary.