Enjoy a summer evening at the new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello for a Benefit Concert for Heritage Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. Virginia singer-songwriters Adrienne Young and Devon Sproule will be the featured performers at this event to support the third annual Heritage Harvest Festival. Come Early for a Special Food Tasting: Vine-Ripe Tomatoes and Melons from Local Farms. There will also be a Seed Saving Demonstration, pay attention so that you can really benefit from this at the Seed Swap during the Heritage Festival on September 12.
The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, is a family friendly, educational event that brings together a regional community of organic and sustainable gardening proponents, heirloom plant preservationists and seed savers. This year the festival will be held at Montalto, the “high mountain” that rises 400 feet above Thomas Jefferson’s gardens at Monticello. The Festival will offer food tasting, a seed swap, workshops, demonstrations and other hands-on-activities. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, which puts on the event hosted by Monticello, has a long history of preserving
and protecting heirloom seeds and encourages seed saving. This concert is one of several opportunities to support the Festival, Saturday, August 8 – Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert beings at 7:30 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center Space limited. Tickets $25.00, available at: www.HeritageHarvestFestival.com