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Gardening:

Eltzroth and Thompson Greenhouses: (434)295-2488, 1686 Monacan Trail Road, Charlottesville. www.eandtgreenhouses.com
The Garden Spot: (434) 973-4402, 515 Rio Road West, Charlottesville. Owners Ed and Jeanne Mickiewicz are extremely helpful, knowledgeable and not surprisingly, earth-friendly: they recycle their pots (and others if the size fits their needs), and apply fungicides and pesticides only on an as-needed basis. www.facebook.com/thegardenspotcville?ref=stream
Panorama Pay Dirt: (434) 978-4566, 300 Panorama Rd, Earlysville. Steve and Drew Murray. panoramapaydirt.com

Gardens:

Cville Foodscapes (434) 806-6255. C’ville Foodscapes designs, installs, and maintains food-producing gardens in Charlottesville. Our mission is to help people grow healthy food using organic, sustainable methods. Free initial consultations for residents within C’ville or the immediate vicinity. Email: info@cvillefoodscapes.com, www.cvillefoodscapes.com

Sunnyside Projects: 434-218-3490. Artisan Carpentry and Design in Charlottesville. Creative Sustainability Projects including: Raised Garden Beds, Green Houses, Geodesic Domes, Custom Shelving, Idea Fabrication and Retail Displays.  SunnysideProjects.com

Gifts:

C-Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery: (434) 972-9500, 118 East Main Street, Downtown Mall. With 70 artist members, you’ll find a wide assortment of hand-crafted clocks, artwork, jewelry, etc. When I stopped in, Steve (who himself brings new life to old jewelry) just sold a cheese board made from recycled wine bottles. I also admired Allan Young’s clocks made from computers (his card states, “Saving the Earth one piece at a time.” cvillearts.org/
Charlottesville City Farmer’s Market and Holiday Market
(see under F for food)
The Virginia Shop: (434) 977-0080, Barracks Road Shopping Ctr. Selling Virginia’s finest foods, traditional gifts, and Virginia wine for over 20 years. www.thevashop.net