Archive for July, 2009

Heritage Harvest Festival in September

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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On September 12th,  Acorn’s seed business, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, will once again present the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello on Montalto, the “High Mountain” over-looking Thomas Jefferson’s historic gardens. In conjunction with the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, the day long festival will offer food tastings, a seed swap, and hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

PRESENTERS include:
Dr. Amy Goldman – Author of “The Heirloom Tomato” and Seed Savers Exchange Board President
William Woys Weaver – Food historian, author, contributing editor for Mother Earth News and curator of the Roughwood Seed Collection
Peter J. Hatch – Author of “The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello,” “Thomas Jefferson and the Origins of American Horticulture,” and Monticello Director of Gardens and Grounds
Barbara Pleasant – Author of “The Complete Compost Gardening Guide,” and contributing editor for Mother Earth News
Dr. David Bradshaw – Naturalist, professor emeritus of horticulture at Clemson University, and collector of heirloom seeds and their stories
Dr. Jeanine Davis – Author, “Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals”
Peggy Cornett – Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
Kathleen Maier – Director of Sacred Plant Traditions and Co-founder of Virginia Plant Savers

For updates on the program, news and presenters click here.

We hope to swap seeds with you there!

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