The information below pertains to the 2014 Festival.
We will post our updated programming in Spring 2015.
Thursday, September 11, 1–4 p.m.
Reservations required. Individual $45
Join edible landscaping pioneer Rosalind Creasy and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange’s Ira Wallace for a remarkable afternoon at Montalto, Jefferson’s “high mountain.” After informative presentations from 1-3 p.m., join Ros, Ira, and guest Michael McConkey for book signings and an informal question and answer period. Participants will be invited to sample refreshing herbal teas, vine-ripened tomatoes, and an assortment of sweet and savory treats made from vegetables, herbs, unusual fruits, and flowers grown in the trial gardens at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Edible Landscaping, and Monticello.
Edible Landscaping – The New American Garden
with Rosalind Creasy
One of today’s gardening buzzwords is sustainable. You’d be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape than an organically grown edible garden. Rosalind Creasy, pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, award-winning professional photographer, and author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, will give a mouth-watering slide presentation. Among the topics she will cover are an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for home gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes, as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles.
Year-Round Edible Gardening in the Southeast
with Ira Wallace
Crisp winter salads, rainbow carrots, fresh kimchee, and sweet braised greens are just a few of the fresh from the garden delights awaiting food gardeners in the Southeast in winter. Ira will cover practical information for planning, planting, and harvesting a year-round garden where summer heat is more of an issue than winter lows. Learn techniques for using shade in summer and starting fall seedlings in the “dog days of summer,” as well as how to plan the fall garden for harvests all winter through spring.