Monthly Archives: February 2011

Plant Profiles: Calendula and Onions

In his 1826 plans for a botanical garden at UVa, Jefferson wrote that the garden would be “restrained altogether to objects of use, and indulging not at all in things of mere curiosity.” Here at the TJ Demo Garden we … Continue reading

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Eliot Coleman in Virginia

Last week (Feb. 13) Eliot Coleman, celebrated organic farmer and author, came to UVA to give a talk about how to garden in winter and to discuss his gardening methods. He gave his workshop at the future site of the … Continue reading

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Getting Started

The Hereford Mini-Farm has generously donated half of their garden space to the TJ Demo Garden. The space holds lots of promise and we are eager to get started. Thank you Hereford! Approximately 35 different species of Jefferson-documented useful plants … Continue reading

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A Blog is Born!

We welcome you to the Thomas Jefferson Demonstration Garden blog! This will be the home of all things related to the TJ Demo Garden. Check back often for more information about the project, updates on our progress, and insights into … Continue reading

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