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Hatch, Peter J., 1949-
A rich spot of earth : Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello / Peter J. Hatch ; foreword by Alice Waters
Alternate Title Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  SB320.7.V8 H38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Vegetable gardening -- Virginia
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia
Monticello (Va.)
Physical Description 263 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden. "A rich spot of earth" ; Building the garden ; The garden and its people ; The culture of the garden ; The garden restored, the garden today -- Fruits, roots, and leaves : a catalog of selected Monticello vegetables. Fruits : artichokes to tomatoes ; Fruits : beans and peas, Jefferson's "pulse" ; Roots ; Leaves -- Appendix 1. Vegetables mentioned in Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book, correspondence, and memoranda -- Appendix 2. Sources for historic and heirloom vegetables
Summary Traces the history of Jefferson's vegetable garden, which has been painstakingly restored by the author, from the artichokes and asparagus first planted in 1770 through the horticultural experiments of Jefferson's retirement years
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