The Foodscape Revolution

“Garden to Table” is the best way to describe my passion for adding purpose to landscapes in suburban neighborhoods, office parks, school campuses and retirement communities. With an education in design, an enthusiasm for ornamental horticulture, and a hunger for local, organically raised produce I see potential to grow food in every cultivated space. From […]

Forest Bathe in Your Own Forest Garden

Posted by Jeanine Davis

You have probably read or heard about the benefits of “forest bathing”. It is a Japanese healing practice called Shinrin-yoku which roughly translates into English as “forest bathing”.  The practice involves spending quiet time in the forest, taking leisurely strolls, sitting in the dabbled light coming through the tree canopy, and breathing in the fresh […]

Chef Jeremiah Langhorne at Monticello

Jeremiah Langhorne, chef and partner at The Dabney in Washington, D.C., was the guest chef at the annual dinner honoring the recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, Citizen Leadership and Global Innovation at Monticello. Chef Langhorne worked with a local company, Sandy Motley Catering, to execute the dinner. Chef Lanhorne focuses […]

6 more weeks of winter? – Leek & Potato Soup

Puxatawney Phil may have said that there are 6 more weeks of winter, but where has winter even been? Monticello has been basking in the sun all of February as the West Lawn glimmers from the light in the seventy degree weather. Even though we may not be experiencing a true winter here in Charlottesville, you […]

Roasted Root Vegetable Extravaganza (with Chicken) – A Southern Grace

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I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I LOVE getting packages. I especially love when those packages contain food. The latest box of tasty goodies that was left on my porch contained a plethora of produce from the vegetable garden at Monticello! Originally Posted: Monticello’s 10th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival is coming soon, running from […]