Monthly Archives: March 2011

Monticello: A Beacon on a Hill

Hi, my name is Nick Williams and I am a student at UVA. On Sunday, March 20, 2011, my gardening class and I took a trip to Monticello, located right here in Charlottesville, Virginia. Once we got through all of … Continue reading

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Dirt: More Than Just That Stuff You Stand On

I’m Kathryn, a student at UVA and a resident of Hereford Residential College. On March 13, I was lucky enough to learn that dirt is way more interesting than I thought it was–and I got to plant indigo seeds for … Continue reading

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Jefferson and Soil Improvement, Part 2

In addition to his reliance on lots of manure, Jefferson improved his soil with cover crops and crop rotation. According to the Duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt in his Travels through the United States of North America, in the Years 1795, 1796, … Continue reading

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Jefferson and Soil Improvement, Part 1

We are happy to report that the first official beds of the TJ Demo Garden have been built! A small crew of three managed to lay out and construct nearly five beds in about 3.5 hours. It is exciting to … Continue reading

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