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Few horticultural practices are as misunderstood as pruning, particularly for shrubs and trees. Join CHP’s Operations Manager Brian Hartsock in the Tufton Farm gardens for this two-hour workshop and learn the proper pruning techniques for woody ornamentals that flower on new wood.
“Father of Virginia Wine” Gabriele Rausse will lead this two-hour workshop in the Monticello vineyards. He’ll discuss the basic principles of grape growing—variety and site selection, trellis systems, soil preparation, planting, pruning, pest control, and harvesting—and provide beginning grape...
Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do. Gabriele Rausse will lead this two-hour workshop designed for the novice propagator. Bring only your thin-bladed pocket knife and a pair of hand pruners. Leave with your own grafted apple tree...
Enjoy the harvests of summer, what Thomas Jefferson referred to as “precious refreshment.” Gabriele Rausse and staff will entertain participants with the fruits of summer: early apples, peaches, figs, grapes, nectarines, apple cider, blackberries, pears, and others. Short talks on the history of...
Ferns will be the excuse for this ramble along Henderson Creek in the forests of Tufton Farm. Peggy Cornett will lead this two-hour cross-country walk through a uniquely pristine, relatively undisturbed, and isolated natural woodland, pointing out the native plants as they go. There is no trail on...
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...

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