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"A rich spot of earth" : Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello

Author: Peter J Hatch
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Hatch
ISBN: 9780300171143 0300171145
OCLC Number: 755080528
Description: 263 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
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.
Other Titles: Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello
Responsibility: Peter J. Hatch ; foreword by Alice Waters.

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With nearly 200 full-colour illustrations, this book deals with various aspects of the Monticello vegetable garden. It explores topics ranging from labour in the garden, garden pests of the time, and  Read more...

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"Elegantly produced and artfully augmented by stunning, evocative photographs of the estate and the bounty it produces, Hatch's homage establishes Jefferson as the clear forefather of modern organic Read more...

 
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