Author Archives: tjdemogarden

How does your garden grow?

The gardens at Hereford are continuing to grow and change. To follow the progress of student gardeners, click here.

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March 3, 2013

Weeding, weeding, weeding.  That was the theme of this week’s work day (and probably will continue to be for awhile).  We took down the corn stalks and cleared the underlying remnant vines of the cowpea.   We also weeded the future … Continue reading

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Garden Extension and Stormwater Task Force Meeting

We have a  few exciting garden updates from this past week. First, facilities management has finally dug up the grassy hillside adjacent to the garden and we can now begin planning the garden expansion into that area.  We’re thinking a … Continue reading

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Garden Work Day + Experimental Plot Workshop

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TJDG in UVa Today

Don’t miss UVa Today’s great article on the TJDG! We are proud to be featured, and thank Lisa Kessler for her informative writing, and Cole Geddy for his lovely photographs! http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=19052#

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson!

We’ve got a SPRING in our step, because…it’s our birthday, too! That’s right–a full year has passed since our groundbreaking at Hereford Residential College. What’s more, this June marks the two-year anniversary of the start of our efforts to establish a botanical garden … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Sunflower

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), syn. common sunflower Family: Asteraceae The sunflower is an annual with a bright yellow flower that grows on a thick, hairy stalk covered in rough, coarsely toothed leaves. The stalk itself can grow up to 12 feet … Continue reading

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