Corn Shucking Fest 2010 at UVa Community Garden

UVa Community Garden Corn Fest:  (more below)

Celebrating Fall Harvest with  the 1st Annual Corn Fest 
Started by a student initiative, the University of Virginia’s Community Garden hopes to be a space for both Charlottesville and the University to learn more about organic gardening.  Keeping with the agricultural traditions of the University’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, the garden hopes to help foster the growth of community as well as food.  The objectives of this garden are as follows:
  1. To provide a valuable educational resource to UVa students, faculty, and staff;
  2. To serve as a resource and link to the greater Charlottesville community;
  3. To model the most economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable farming practices available to us, while preserving an integral part of the landscape and the local economy;
  4. To provide UVa students, faculty, and staff with the opportunities to work in a garden and to learn the skills needed to produce food, experiencing its joys and challenges; and
  5. To make UVa a model of organic gardening and sustainability.

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