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Class Dismissed!

We’ve reached the penultimate hurdle of the fall semester: the last day of class is finally here. The TJ Demo Garden wishes all of you Wahoos smooth sailing through your final exams and papers, and urges you to keep in … Continue reading

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Useful Plants Workshop: Plant-Based Textiles with Pat Brodowski

This week the TJDG welcomed Pat Brodowski, Monticello Vegetable Gardener and textile expert. For the benefit of students, instructors and guests alike, Pat led a hands-on workshop that introduced everyone to the joys and challenges of spinning plant fibers. Pat … Continue reading

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Useful Plants Workshop: Plant-Based Dyes with Lotta Helleberg

Last Tuesday, the Thomas Jefferson Demonstration Garden was fortunate to host a plant-based dyes workshop with local textile artist, Lotta Helleberg. Lotta uses several plant-based techniques to transform textiles, including eco dyeing, eco printing, and leaf printing. It was a … Continue reading

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Garden Journal: Week of 10/3

Last week at the TJ Demo Garden was chock-full of hands-on learning: UVa students enrolled in our fall short-course, Gardening with Mr. Jefferson, participated in our first useful plants workshop, and groups from Tandem Friends School and Free Union Country School … Continue reading

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Garden Journal: Week of 9/5

Howdy! My name is Lily Cartwright, and I am a first year from Port Aransas, TX, now, a proud intern at the TJ Demo Garden! I enrolled in UVa’s School of Engineering and Applied Science with the goal of becoming … Continue reading

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Garden Journal: Week of 8/20

What an eventful week it has been!  This past week brought the return of UVa students, some tumultuous weather, and an earthquake.  (Two TJDGers, who shalL Remain nameless, may have sought safety in a coat closet during the quake.)  We hope everyone … Continue reading

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Exciting Opportunities for Fall 2011

Guess what?  We’ve added a few wonderful opportunities to the fall calendar.  The first is a short-course offered through Hereford Residential College: Gardening with Mr. Jefferson: Sustaining an Independent Nation with Useful Plants Tuesdays from 4-6pm, September 6-November 1, 2011 … Continue reading

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