Category Archives: Workshops and Classes

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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Designing the Thomas Jefferson Demonstration Garden

Chelsea DeWitt and Erica Thatcher here! Over the course of this semester, we (two graduate students in the landscape architecture program at the UVa School of Architecture), have been working with Lily Fox-Bruguiere, Rachael Dealy Salisbury, and Professor Nancy Takahashi … Continue reading

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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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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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