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Going Local: Gardening 101

Feb 1, 2012 6:30pm

Northside Library
Registration begins Jan 11. Class size is limited.
Learn about the many options for cultivating your own food and discover how easy it is to grow certain vegetables in your yard or in containers. Pick up tips about composting and non-chemical care of your garden. Presented by Laura Glassow, founder of "Home for Dinner."

Margarete Gillette

Charlottesville Fall Show & Sale

Oct 21, 2011 9am-6pm both days

Oct 22, 2011 9am-6pm both days

Snow's Garden Center 1875 Avon St, Ext. Cville

The Charlottesville Orchid Society invites the public to our Annual Fall Show and Sale of beautiful Orchid Plants during Snow’s Garden Center Harvest Festival, 1875 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville. Sales are scheduled for, Friday/Saturday, October 21-22, 2011 from 9AM to 6PM each day. Everyone is invited to see the lovely floral displays. Free information flyers on growing orchids are available to the public.
Background Info:
The Charlottesville Orchid Society meets the second Sunday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 1165 E. Rio Road in Charlottesville. Speakers discuss various aspects of orchid horticulture as it affects gardeners here in the Western Piedmont area. The public is cordially invited.

Information: Larry Eicher, publicity, 975-4231 or,

Sow What

Jun 4, 2011 9am - 3:30pm

Liberty Mills farm
This event will showcase different crops that can be grown around Virginia. Admission is free.

Liberty Mills- 540-672-8471.

African American Gardens and Foodways at Monticello

Jun 4, 2011 10am - 4pm

Jun 5, 2011 10am - 4pm

Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson
The garden comes alive with costumed interpreters demonstrating 19th-century cooking techniques and gardening methods. Learn how to use period gardening tools, pull weeds from Jefferson’s garden and help harvest seasonable vegetables by hand. Monticello gardeners share their expertise on seed varieties and how food moved from garden to table during Jefferson’s time. Kids can clean and sort seeds at our Mountaintop Activity Center and plant their own flower to taken home with them. Enjoy stories of plantation community life and join guided tours of Monticello’s gardens and Mulberry Row.

Included in price of admission

Monticello Ticket Office, 434-984-9822