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Saturdays In The Garden

A series of garden lectures, natural history walks, and horticultural workshops.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
This annual event, truly a unique opportunity to explore the essence of the apple, has been among our most popular programs. Supermarkets today provide only a limited sample of the thousands of apple varieties once available to 19th-century fruit lovers. Tom Burford (aka 'Professor Apple'), and...
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Learn to care for Thomas Jefferson’s favored fruits including figs, apples, raspberries, and other unique edibles with local nurseryman Michael McConkey of Edible Landscaping; Michael will present ‘Maintaining Your Edible Landscape’ and will answer your pressing edible plant questions. Join...
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
This exploration of the Saunders-Monticello Trail Fruit and Nut Room will answer your questions about which berries, nuts, and other fruits are edible. Learn about their histories and ways to prepare some of the many native varieties in Albemarle County. Trail Ranger Jerry Therrien and Monticello...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
This two-hour ramble through Monticello's forest during the waning days of the fall foliage display will concentrate on identifying trees by their bark fruit, seeds, buds, and habit. Jerry Therrien and Peggy Cornett will lead this adventure along Jefferson's original woodland passages. Binoculars...
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Vinegar was an integral ingredient in various Jefferson-family recipes, and there’s more to vinegar, translated literally as “sour wine,” than salad dressing. Most people are unaware of the rich traditions of using vinegar in cooking, as a food preservative, and even as a wholesome beverage. As...
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits. This educational walk begins at 5 p.m. and meets at the Trailhead on the Saunders-Monticello Trail . We recommend hiking boots, water, binoculars, and...
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Visitors to Monticello’s Kitchen Garden are unfailingly curious about how to prepare many of the odd and rare vegetables found there. Gabriele Rausse is a chef revered by his colleagues and friends for his ability to simply transform ordinary and unusual garden produce into delicious meals. During...
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits. This educational walk begins at 5:30 pm and meets at the Trailhead on the Saunders-Monticello Trail . We recommend hiking boots, water, binoculars, and...
Repeats every day until Mon Dec 07 2015 except Tue Dec 01 2015.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:00amSaturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:00amSunday, November 29, 2015 - 9:00amMonday, November 30, 2015 - 9:00amWednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:00amThursday, December 3, 2015 - 9:00amFriday, December 4, 2015 - 9:00amSaturday, December 5, 2015 - 9:00amSunday, December 6, 2015 - 9:00amMonday, December 7, 2015 - 9:00am
These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath. Lou Hatch, and Maggie Stemann Thompson will lead participants through the process in these three-hour workshops. All materials (12" straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) will...
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath. Lou Hatch and Maggie Stemann Thompson will lead participants through the process in these three-hour workshops. All materials (straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) will be...

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