"a Rich Spot Of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden At Monticello

Paperback | September 30, 2014

byPeter J. HatchForeword byAlice Waters

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A gorgeous volume showcasing Thomas Jefferson’s amazing vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its legacy

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A gorgeous volume showcasing Thomas Jefferson’s amazing vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its legacy

As Director Emeritus of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, Peter J. Hatch was responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and restoration of its 2,400-acre landscape from 1977 until 2012. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 10.25 × 0.68 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300208626

ISBN - 13:9780300208627

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"'A Rich Spot of Earth': Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello presents a rarely seen side of the man. Here is Jefferson with mud-splattered boots laying out garden beds and carefully setting seeds with dirty hands: a Founding Father not on a lofty pedestal, but joyfully competing with neighbors in an annual contest to see who could bring the first spring peas to table."—David Maurer, Richmond Times-Dispatch