Sunday, May 04, 2008

Mt. Vernon--Father of our Country also a Great Gardener/Farmer

Our recent trip included some time in Washington, D.C. With some time our our hands for sightseeing, we decided to visit Mr. Vernon, the home of George Washington. Thanks to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private, non-profit organization founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham, we have the honor of visiting the estate, gardens and farm of our first president. All are impressive, but of course, I enjoyed the gardens and farm the most. George was considered quite an innovative farmer. He practiced crop rotation, mulching. He was definitely ahead of his time on the buy local concept. His farm was able to supply all the needs of the estate!

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