Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson during the 8th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, September 12-13, 2014. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture.

Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festival—unlike any other—held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Jefferson’s Monticello.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Premium Workshops
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Keynote Presentation with Aaron Keefer
5 pm to 6:30 pm

Chefs' Harvest Dinner on Montalto
6:30 pm - 9 pm

Keynote Speaker Aaron Keefer

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Festival on Monticello's West Lawn
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Festivities include:

Check out www.heritageharvestfestival.com for a complete list of programs.

Get an exclusive experience with our Festival VIP Pass.



Anne Raver

Anne Raver has been writing about gardens and landscape design for about 30 years, first for Newsday, a daily paper on Long Island, and then The New York Times. She is the author of "Deep in the Green: An Exploration of Country Pleasures."



Holly H. Shimizu

Holly Shimizu, former Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden, is a horticulturalist with a specialty in plants of flavor and fragrance. Since her days as Curator of the National Herb Garden she has been growing, using, writing, and teaching about these plants. She makes many interesting herbal products and creative concoctions in her kitchen.



Aaron Keefer - Keynote Speaker!

As Culinary Gardener for The French Laundry, Aaron Keefer grows specialty vegetables for Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurants in the Bay Area. On a daily basis, Aaron strives to make improvements upon the quality of the produce, the soil, and the grounds, in order to supply the chefs with only the very best.


Joe Lamp'l

Joe Lamp’l is one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and sustainability, as is evident in his current role as Host and Executive Producer of the award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World® and previously as host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network and GardenSMART. In 2011, The American Horticultural Society selected Joe as the recipient of the Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award.

Rosalind Creasy

Rosalind Creasy is a garden and food writer, photographer, and landscape designer. Her book, the award- winning "The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping," helped popularize the term “Edible Landscaping,” and was followed by "Cooking From The Garden," introducing the American public to heirloom tomatoes, mesclun salads, blue potatoes, and edible flowers. Rosalind has written 18 books; her recent projects include designing an edible landscape for the Adobe Corporation’s headquarters.



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are there camp grounds close for a couple to stay at for the festival/


New at this, we are getting married on sept 6th, and we want to join the festival, any suggestions?

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