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"A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

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Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch's brilliant direction, Jefferson's unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. The garden is a living expression of Jefferson's genius and his distinctly American attitudes. Its impact on the culinary, garden, and landscape history of the United States continues to the present day.

Graced with more than 200 full-color illustrations, "A Rich Spot of Earth" is the first book devoted to all aspects of the Monticello vegetable garden. Hatch guides us from the asparagus and artichokes first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years (1809–1826). The author explores topics ranging from labor in the garden, garden pests of the time, and seed saving practices to contemporary African American gardens. He also discusses Jefferson's favorite vegetables and the hundreds of varieties he grew, the half-Virginian half-French cuisine he developed, and the gardening traditions he adapted from many other countries.

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A gorgeous volume showcasing Thomas Jeffersons amazing vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its legacy

About the Author

As Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello since 1977, Peter J. Hatch has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and restoration of its 2,400-acre landscape. He has written several previous books on Jefferson's gardens and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama's White House kitchen garden. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300171143
Author:
Hatch, Peter J
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Hatch, Peter J.
Author:
Waters, Alice
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Gardening-General Herbs and Spices
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
Thomas Jefferson's R
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
201 color illus.
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.25 in

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